Property Law

July 5, 2024

Are You Obligated to Pay Arrear Levies When Purchasing a Sectional Title Unit? Part 1

Recently, the High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) was required to interpret Section 15B(3)(a)(i)(aa) of the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 in […]
July 5, 2024

Tenant ‘Red Flags’ and How to Avoid Them

The wrong tenant can have a lasting negative effect. The residential property industry continues its upward trajectory, and investors are getting in on the action.  However, […]
June 3, 2024

The Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act No. 70 of 1970 Explained: Part 2

When considering the subdivision of agricultural land or dealing with inherited farmland that may be subject to disputes, there are several important factors to keep in […]
June 3, 2024

Is There a Need for Sectional Ownership?

Professor C.G. van der Merwe, the doyen of sectional titles in South Africa, sets out the reasons for introducing sectional ownership into a legal system. He […]
April 2, 2024

Are You Using Your Residential Property for an Unauthorised or Illegal Purpose?

Residential homeowners must be aware of the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the case of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan […]
March 13, 2024

Understanding Your Rights: Breach and Penalty Clauses in Property Agreements

When buying immovable property, the offer to purchase serves as an agreement between buyer and seller. Within this document, certain clauses demand meticulous attention from both […]
March 13, 2024

Complex Living: Be Aware of the Hidden Costs

When considering the purchase of a unit within a complex, it’s crucial to look beyond the surface-level expenses such as the advertised levies. Without thorough research, […]
March 13, 2024

Understanding Mortgage Bond Cancellation: Key Steps and Considerations

In South Africa, the process of cancelling a mortgage bond is commonly necessitated when a property is sold or the bond is fully paid off. This […]
January 30, 2024

The Dos and Don’ts for Landlords Regarding the Rental Housing Act

In South Africa, the Rental Housing Act lays out important dos and don’ts for landlords. By adhering to these guidelines, landlords can maintain positive, lawful relationships […]
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