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October 1, 2015

CASUAL DAY FOR A CAUSE

Schnetler’s supported Casual Day on Friday, 04 September by purchasing Casual Day stickers and dressing up according to the theme “Spring into Action”. The aim of […]
September 1, 2015

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

Many transfer attorneys have heard the question from a seller: “May I remove the stove or the curtain rails or the shelves or the … ?” […]
September 1, 2015

SCHNETLER’S INC HELD ITS FIRST SEMINAR…

On Friday, 21 August, we held our first seminar at our offices in Century City. The topic of our seminar was “mediation” which is the latest […]
September 1, 2015

HOW CONFIDENTIAL IS CONFIDENTIAL?

Many businesses devote considerable time and energy to the protection of that business’s trade secrets and confidential information. Many legal issues, some of them far from […]
August 5, 2015

HOW TO EVICT A DEFAULTING TENANT

You are an owner of a residential property and have entered into a lease agreement with a tenant. Unfortunately your tenant is unreliable and falls into […]
August 5, 2015

IMPLICATIONS OF ESTATE DUTY

Estate duty is charged on the dutiable value of the estate in terms of the Estate Duty Act. The general rule is that if the taxpayer […]
August 5, 2015

VALIDITY OF ANTENUPTIAL CONTRACTS

One must be careful when drafting and signing an Antenuptial Contract. Aside from ensuring that the contents is all correct, one must also ensure that all […]
August 5, 2015

HOW WE SPENT OUR 67 MINUTES…

The Schnetler’s team dedicated their 67 minutes for Mandela Day on 17 July 2015 by spending some time with the elderly of Huis Uitsig in Parow […]
July 13, 2015

COMPANY LIQUIDATION STRATEGIES

A creditor who’s claim against a company has not been paid on due date is, as a matter of law, entitled to apply for the liquidation […]
July 13, 2015

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE FAMILY ADVOCATE

The Family Advocate has many duties but in the context of Divorce Law, they are mostly consulted for making sure that all Parenting Plans and divorce […]
July 13, 2015

A PROMISE TO MARRY

In this article the legal consequences of breaking off an engagement will be discussed. Is it a contract, and if it is, can you institute a […]
July 13, 2015

SCHNETLER’S INC. IS “GOING GREEN”

As a law firm, it isn’t difficult to imagine the countless reams of paper which we consume each and every month. As a firm, we have […]
June 15, 2015

BUSINESS RESCUE PROCEEDINGS – PROBLEMS, HEADACHES AND ANOMALIES

The 2008 Companies Act has been criticised, in many respects and in many quarters.  A great many of the provisions found therein are difficult to understand, […]
June 8, 2015

Winner of the weekend getaway to Riverside Estates

The winner of our competition held at the SA Wedding Show this past weekend has been drawn.The lucky person who has won a weekend getaway to […]
June 3, 2015

SHOULD YOU ASK FOR A RISK SURVEY FROM YOUR INSURER?

In a recent unreported decision in the High Court of South Africa, North Gauteng High Court, the Court was again faced with the principles regarding disclosure […]
June 3, 2015

MUTUAL WILLS

The most general mutual will is that of a married couple. This does not mean, however, that the estates are joined and that the Testator and […]
June 3, 2015

DOG BITES AND THE FINANCIAL RISK IT POSES TO OWNERS

Having received a number of matters that ended up in costly litigation we have decided to point out certain risks to dog owners regarding how liability […]
June 3, 2015

WHY IS THE TRANSFER OF MY PROPERTY TAKING SO LONG?

After signing a deed of sale, the purchasers often want to move into the property with great excitement and as soon as possible. When they are […]
May 20, 2015

THE MEDIATION MOVEMENT

By Annerine du Plessis Due to excessive legal costs involved in litigation and the endless frustration associated with prolonged court cases, mediation, as a form of […]
May 8, 2015

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR DEBT

Alecia had big financial problems; she had too much debt and her expenses outweighed her income. She decided to open a new bank account into which […]