AA - 2016

Deposits For Rental Agreements – 13 December 2016

The Rental Housing Act regulates the relationship between landlords and tenants and sets out clear terms for this relationship, as well as procedures to be followed in the event of a dispute arising between the parties…

Does an Owner Builder have to Register with the NHBRC? – 26 April 2016

The provisions of the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act 95 of 1998 require home builders to be registered with the National Home Builders Registration Council and not to commence the construction of a home until they have been issued with a certificate of enrolment from the council…

Foreign Marriages – 26 January 2016

When persons of different nationalities marry, or South African citizens get married abroad, it triggers our law’s rules relating to domicilium, in terms of which it is determined which country’s laws apply to the marriage…

Record Sale Promises – 6 September 2016

In new developments it often happens that, at the time of sale, building works in the development are still under way. Such agreements include undertakings regarding the nature and style of building works still to be finalised…

Selling Mandate Clauses In Rental Agreements – 5 July 2016

Some estate and rental agencies include clauses in their standard lease agreements providing the agency with an exclusive sole mandate to find a buyer for the property should the landlord wish to sell the property during the existence of the tenancy…

Transactions Involving Farm Land – 2 August 2016

There are volumes of case law dealing with disputes arising from the sale of agricultural land, many judgments dealing with issues arising from non-compliance with the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act…

What Is Home Loan Insurance? – 19 July 2016

Banks require home loan applicants to take out a homeowner’s insurance policy to cover the risk of damage to the property that may result from natural disasters such as fires, storms etc. The value of the cover is determined by the value of the property…