AA - 2017

A Power Of Attorney Can Lapse – 27 June 2017

Whether because of old age or practical necessity, an ageing parent may decide to entrust the management of his affairs to one of his children, by signing a Power of Attorney in their favour. The question that arises is whether such a Power of Attorney would remain operational in the event of the parent becoming incapable of managing his own affairs…

Changed Home Loan Disclosures Mooted – 11 April 2017

In the past three weeks [March/April 2017] we reported on the new Agricultural Land Holdings Bill and the Property Practitioners Bill. This week there is the Amendment Bill to the Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Act, also published in the past month…

Dealing with a deceased’s immovable property – 7 November 2017

The legal requirements that ordinarily apply to the sale of land, also apply to property that is sold out of a deceased estate, namely that the agreement must be recorded in writing and be signed by both the seller and the buyer, either personally or by an agent authorised in writing to sign on that party’s behalf…