Previous articles have been published by us advising on the impact of COVID-19 and the national lockdown on our daily lives, including that on business and legal practitioners. This article focuses on how the lockdown will affect property transactions as well as the administration of estates.
What is a Trust? A trust is a legal institution in which a person, known as a Trustee, holds or administers property, movable and/or immovable, separately from his own, for the benefit of the Beneficiaries [...]
Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, delivered the National Treasury’s budget for 2020/2021 on Wednesday 26 February 2020. Important to note in relation to the property market is that the transfer duty exemption has been [...]
NEWS FLASH: replacing your lost or destroyed title deed or bond document is about to get more onerous and expensive!
Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 has been amended. This regulation is used to apply for new title deeds, registered leases or cessions and bonds, amongst other things, when the original [...]
There has been panic regarding the amendment to regulations 68(1) and 68(11) of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937, which sets out the process to follow when an original deed or mortgage bond has [...]
As a homeowner, buying your home was probably the biggest investment you have ever made. So, when you decide to sell your home, you need to make sure that the process runs smoothly and cost [...]
Drawing up your own will: is professional assistance really necessary? Many people decide to draft their own wills to save costs. However, there are legal requirements which must be complied with for a will to [...]
Getting married and planning a wedding is one of the most important days in a person’s life. The focus tends to be on the venue, flowers, the perfect dress and which song to dance to [...]
An Irish man and a South African woman met and fell in love in Ireland. They relocated to South Africa where he purchased a property that he registered in her name. He did this because [...]
In January 2016, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) held in City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v PJ Mitchell, that the current owner of a property could be held responsible for debts incurred by a [...]