AA - Aug 2020

DON’T RISK THAT YOUR BUSINESS BECOMES THE NEXT EXPERIAN – 21 August 2020

South Africa’s largest data breach has now been contained, according to the Experian credit bureau. During 24 to 27 May this year, it had released the personal details – including identity numbers, telephone numbers, physical and e-mail addresses of more than 23 million individuals and nearly 800 000 businesses – to an individual, now the ‘fraudster’, who presented himself as authorised to have that information…

Property investment – to sell or not to sell – 5 August 2020

Every investor will at some point be confronted with making a decision on whether or not to sell a long-term asset such as a property. This can sometimes be a challenging decision for an investor, more so for a novice investor, amid tough economic times…

The ‘reprieve’ that is no reprieve – 20 August 2020

The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) announced on the 14th of February that 87 agents benefited from a special re-admittance practice note published in June last year. This is to accommodate agents who have not applied for renewal of their Fidelity Fund Certificates (FFC) for three years or more and allows them to pay the “debt” over 6, 12 or 16 months…

TRADING IN PROPERTY? THE SALE MUST BE ADVERTISED – 7 August 2020

Our law requires that when a trader sells any part of his business other than in the normal course, such trader must publish a notice of his intention to do so in order to protect creditors of the business.
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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A WILL? – 25 August 2020

Events which shape one’s life, such as marriage, the purchase of a property, the birth of a child, the death of a loved one, a divorce or emigration, all lead to a change in personal circumstances which may require the updating of your will…