02 November 2017Is a pre-emptive right in a written lease renewed automatically when it's extended, and if so does it need to comply with the formalities of the Alienation of Land Act?
09 November 2017Jack Crook discusses a recent case in which disgruntled neighbours approached the courts to have a neighbouring guesthouse closed down.
14 December 2017Lease: National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act – lease agreement not invalid and unenforceable by ss (4)(1) and 14(1), read with s 4(4) and s 14(4)(a) of the Act.
04 February 2016Jack Crook discusses a case where it was held that FCCs must be issued in the name of the relevant Co or CC and another which underscored clarifying "trading as".
11 February 2016Peter Livanos has some sound advice for sellers with outstanding municipal debts following the recent judgment of City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v PJ Mitchell.
18 February 2016Chantelle Gladwin discusses the implications (but not the correctness of) the Supreme Court of Appeal decision in City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v PJ Mitchell.
31 March 2016Jack Crook discusses a recent High Court case that shows the danger of neglecting to give sufficient detail about a property when objecting to its municipal valuation.
28 April 2016Jack Crook considers the recent judgment of Smith v ABSA Bank Limited which yet again demonstrates the need to be careful and to use attorneys when dealing with a trust.
02 June 2016Jack Crook examines a recent High Court case which underscores how vital it is to ensure that amendments to an offer have actually been agreed to by both seller and buyer.
07 July 2016Bad neighbours can cause serious harm to your property's value. So if you notice illegal building activity next door, move quickly to nip the problem in the bud.