AA - Feb 2022

Context of 1st Durbanville appeal to save property from Auction – 23 February 2022

You will have seen or heard of social media and more recently press articles regarding the initiative to “Save the Durbanville Scout Property”.

The Western Cape Region of SCOUTS South Africa has over the past years built a strong working relationship with the City of Cape Town in regard to our leased and owned properties. We enjoy good support and cooperation from the City officials around these…

Expert Determination versus Arbitration – 8 February 2022

It is important for contracting parties to identify and agree on the most appropriate way for resolving differences and disputes that may arise between them. Possible dispute resolution processes include negotiation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration, litigation and expert determination…

New rules for the property sector – 22 February 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Property Practitioners Act 22 of 2019 (“PPA”) into law. Previously we were uncertain as to when the obligations under the PPA would take effect. However, it has now been determined that the PPA is to commence application as of 1 February 2022…

You bought it, Voetstoots! – 09 February 2022

Sale agreements commonly include a clause stating that the item or property is purchased from the seller voetstoots. This means that the buyer acknowledges that s/he has purchased the property as it is…