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October 23, 2020

Rehabilitation in all its shapes and sizes

Being sequestrated by an order of the High Court has a myriad of adverse consequences that could have an inhibiting effect on an individual and his/her freedom to transact and […]
October 23, 2020

Flipping a property: Keep this in mind

During Season 4 of Modern Family, viewers sat in stitches watching as Cam and Claire tried their luck in house flipping, where a property is bought with the sole purpose of improving it […]
October 23, 2020

Mediate rather than litigate

Wikipedia’s definition of mediation is “a structured, interactive process where an impartial third-party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialised communication and negotiation techniques”. Mediation, […]
October 23, 2020

Casting the line in the right place

If you want to catch more fish, you cast a wider net. It’s simple logistics. But if we are talking about selling your property, the answer may be the exact opposite. While you do want […]
April 29, 2020

Can your property rates be reduced during a disaster?

Drakenstein Municipal Policy In terms of Section 15 of the Municipal Property Rates Act 6 of 2004, a municipality may set out criteria in its rates […]
April 22, 2020

Amended Regulations affecting the movement of children between co-holders of parental rights

Amended Regulations issued on 16 April 2020 under Government Gazette number 43232, no. R 465, in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act. In […]
April 22, 2020

I cannot afford my monthly credit payments. Is the only option sequestration?

Over-indebted consumers may find Debt Counselling to be a viable option in reducing their monthly obligations until they get back on their feet. This is a […]
April 2, 2020

Does COVID-19 constitute a force majeure event for tenants

Force Majeure is defined generally as any event or condition, not existing at the date of signature of a contract, not reasonably foreseeable as of such […]
March 24, 2020

Landlords beware: What happens when your tenant is liquidated?

Most landlords will argue that they will have no trouble in terminating a lease agreement and evicting the tenant should the lessee go under business rescue, […]
March 24, 2020

Disaster management & covid-19

On 15 March the South African government declared a national state of disaster.  In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 (“the virus”) which is now […]
October 10, 2019

How long may I reasonably be detained after arrest?

Once an arresting officer affects an arrest on an individual, the arresting officer must bring the arrestee before a court as soon as reasonably possible and […]
October 10, 2019

The importance of trustee meetings and minutes

Trustees should always act in good faith and in the best interest of the beneficiaries. One of the main duties of the trustees is to manage the […]