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November 12, 2019

Electronic signing of documentation

The commercial world is currently moving to greater levels of digitisation. Organisations are implementing automated and electronic solutions in an effort to improve efficiency and better […]
November 12, 2019

Properly executing a will is extremely important

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a last will and testament for me as my will no longer reflected my wishes. At my request, […]
November 12, 2019

Is your business being liquidated?

Many businesses fail and consequently have to face financial crises that few recover from and in most instances, results in business owners shutting doors for good. […]
November 11, 2019

When does prescription of a debt start?

Debt does not last forever, after a period of time it prescribes and becomes invalid. Prescribed debt can be explained as old debt that has not […]
October 14, 2019

What is a Living Will?

A Living Will is a document regarding healthcare at the end of your life. It states that any treatment that would otherwise lengthen your life should […]
October 14, 2019

My neighbours are renovating their house without complying with building regulations. What are my options?

What one’s neighbour builds on their property, is not something the owner of the neighbouring property has a lot of control over. Unfortunately, it can have […]
October 14, 2019

Antenuptial contracts: Can I get one after marriage?

Couples who are interested in an antenuptial contract often make the decision to get one before they are married. That is the ideal scenario. However, some […]
October 14, 2019

What is voluntary sequestration?

The term “insolvency” relates to both sequestration (for individuals and trusts) and liquidation (for companies and close corporations). Sequestration can either be effected by voluntary sequestration […]
September 25, 2019

Can You Deregister or Terminate A Trust?

There is no provision in the Trust Property Control Act, 1988 that requires the deregistration of trusts. However, this said, it does not mean that a […]
September 25, 2019

What is a Title Deed?

If you are planning to buy a new property, you will need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you are […]
September 25, 2019

Cancelling a lease agreement early

If you want to end your contract early, this can only be done “in situations where the Consumer Protection Act or Rental Housing Act apply” – […]
September 25, 2019

All you need to know about shareholders’ agreements

A shareholders’ agreement sets out how a private company should be operated and regulates the various shareholders’ rights and obligations. It is therefore important that a […]
August 6, 2019

Before signing a lease

Tenants often take the signing of a lease agreement lightly and don’t read carefully through the terms and conditions. A proper lease agreement will ensure that […]
August 6, 2019

The basics of Estate Duty

When a person dies, they leave behind an estate which includes everything they own. Estate Duty is payable on the estate of every person who dies […]
August 6, 2019

How to avoid a court battle with mediation

In the case of a legal dispute where the parties involved do not want to go to court, mediation offers an out-of-court alternative. On the other […]
August 6, 2019

Why is it important to deal with collation in your will?

The South Africa common law presumption of collation (collatio bonorum) is alive and well. This presumption is rooted in the belief that a testator intended that […]
July 16, 2019

How do our courts interpret Wills and Testaments?

It is trite that the law of succession aims to give effect to the wishes of the testator. Accordingly, when a person passes on and leaves […]
July 16, 2019

Investing in a rental property

Buying a rental property could be an incredible investment opportunity, however, it’s important to make a well-informed decision before investing, as it is not for everyone. […]
July 16, 2019

Claiming maintenance from parents living in foreign countries

A major concern many parents have revolves around the existence of maintenance orders from a South African court which requires enforcement against a non-compliant person who […]
July 16, 2019

Can I sue a shopping centre if I slip and fall?

By law, owners of businesses or property are required to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the general public. At minimum, owners or managers […]