Beware the Building Deadlines When Buying-to-Build

Buying into a residential estate can be a great way of acquiring a safe and secure “dream home” for you and your family. Choose wisely and you also gain a valuable asset. You can either buy an existing house in the estate or you can buy a vacant stand on...

What To Do When Someone Dies

Death is a topic we’d rather not dwell on any more than we absolutely have to. But it comes to us all, and just as we need to prepare for our own deaths by providing for our loved ones’ continued well-being with a valid will, we should be ready to deal with the...

Aging Employees: When Must They Retire?

Employers and employees: Be prepared for the record numbers of Baby Boomers now reaching their 60s. Many of them won’t want to retire for years yet, perhaps for financial reasons or perhaps because they want to keep active in their fields of expertise. That’s great if...

Dagga – Just How Legal is it Now?

Whether or not you personally have ever had (or intend to have) anything to do with cannabis/marijuana/weed/dagga, and whether or not you agree with the recent Constitutional Court ruling that partially decriminalizes it, the fact remains that the highest court in our...

Selling Your House: Disclosing Defects

When you sell anything, our law requires that you deliver it to the buyer without any defects. That’s not easily achieved with property and you should always protect yourself with a voetstoots (“as is” or “without any warranty”) clause in your sale agreement. But, as...

Buying Your First House – An Action Plan

It’s an exciting time, buying your first house. There’s nothing quite like it, and it’s difficult to over-emphasise quite how important a step it is in your life. Preparation being as always key to success, don’t be tempted to rush into anything. Take it slowly –...

Do You Need a Will?

We all die, and we all know that it is up to us to ensure the happiness and well-being and protection of our loved ones long after we are gone.  But it’s not easy to contemplate our own mortality, nor is it easy to find the time in our busy schedules to attend to even...

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