19 November 2015Ethekwini Municipality v Mounthaven(Pty) Ltd: a reversion clause concerning a failure to erect a building is a "debt" which prescribes if not acted upon by the seller.
06 February 2014Quartermark - Sale of immovable property which is induced by fraud is null and void if there is no intention on the part of the owner to transfer ownership despite registration.
27 February 2014Jack Crook highlights that buyers and sellers are bound by the written sale agreement and no evidence may be given of its terms except the document itself.
27 March 2014Dyecomber (Pty) Ltd underlines the growing readiness of courts to order demolition of any building work carried out without approved plans (or otherwise unlawfully).
17 April 2014Basfour 2994 v Registrar of Deeds: Free State Townships Ordinance 9 of 1969 - registration of deeds of transfer in respect of erven sold subject to suspensive conditions.
17 April 2014Min of Local Govt v Habitat Council: Land Use Planning Ordinance 15 of 1985 - all zoning and subdivision decisions lie within the competence of municipalities.
29 May 2014A recent High Court case highlights the dangers of cohabiting without entering into a formal cohabitation agreement, particularly when substantial assets are acquired jointly.
05 June 2014Relebipi Properties CC - Whether a buyer is entitled to the transfer of a property when the seller is declared insolvent after the agreement was entered into.
17 July 2014Royal Anthem Investments - rouwkoop clause, interpretation of "all amounts" after the sale fell through; liability of conveyancer for interest on amounts stipulated in the order.
31 July 2014The recent SCA judgment of Robarts v Antoni NO (327/2013) underlines once again the need to properly record any and all agreements relating to your property.