Law Reports

Building in a development?

12 January 2017

Jack Crook discusses a recent case which highlights the risks associated with not building on your plot in a development within the time limit specified.

Barking dogs driving you batty?

09 February 2017

Jack Crook considers a recent High Court case which neatly illustrates our law's approach to protecting oneself from noisy neighbours generally.

Sable Hills

09 February 2017

Sable Hills Waterfront Estate- Obligation of HOA members to pay levies for stands and units in a development is a question of interpreting the articles of association.

10% Commission - lost

09 March 2017

Jack Crook discusses a recent case which shows yet again how essential it is to double-check that your Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC) is both current and valid.

Cyberscam targeting conveyancers

16 March 2017

Carmel Rickard discusses Lochner v Schaefer Incorporated and Others in which compensation was sought from conveyancers who had fallen victim to a cyberscam.

Rights to views and privacy

20 April 2017

Jack Crook highlights a recent High Court decision which once again reminds buyers and developers to do their homework before buying or developing property.

Amber Mountain

18 May 2017

Amber Mountain Investments: a seller is liable for a property's rates only up to the date of transfer and therefore a clearance certificate can't be withheld once paid.

Beware the bond clause

06 July 2017

A bond clause offers standard protection to the buyer and is suspensive, it must be drafted precisely to avoid any room for argument - Jack Crook reports.

PIE Problems with tenants

13 July 2017

Properly applied, PIE should only delay or suspend a landowner’s full property rights until it is just to evict unlawful occupiers and how - Jack Crook reports.

Not worth the paper

24 August 2017

Jack Crook highlights how essential it is to comply with all necessary formalities when entering into agreements, particularly when dealing with the sale of property.

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