Archive for Jul 2009

UNLAWFUL OCCUPIERS: WHEN CAN’T YOU EVICT THEM?

Before you buy any property with occupants in or on it – Establish the basis of their occupation – take advice upfront to be sure that you can evict them in need, and Factor into your cash flow projection a safety margin for holding costs, sufficient to cover delays whilst you follow eviction procedures. In…

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU MISSED THE TURNOVER TAX REGISTRATION DEADLINE

If your small business has a turnover of no more than R1 million, it may qualify to change to the greatly simplified “all-in-one” Turnover Tax system, but take advice first – you may be better off with the current system! What if you want to change, but have missed the deadline (30 April 2009)?  The…

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MUTTON DRESSED UP AS LAMB!

The Code of Advertising Practice prohibits “misleading claims” in advertising, whether by “any statement or visual presentation”, and whether “directly or by omission, ambiguity, or exaggerated claim”. It seems however that the point can be stretched on occasion – the Advertising Standards Authority Directorate in a recent ruling dismissed a complaint against a processed meat…

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