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OU SUIPIE SE HOEK

2nd Sep 2019

Suipie mentioned Ridgeback last month. They have always been very special to Suipie.  Not quite sure why, exactly.  obviously the wine itself has always been great (it for sure still…

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HOME BUILDERS – YOUR CONTRACTOR MUST REGISTER WITH THE NHBRC

2nd Sep 2019

“…the Act is consumer-protection legislation designed to offer protection against incompetent builders and the construction of homes having structural defects” (extract from judgment below) In order to promote housing consumer…

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PROPERTY: ARE VERBAL AGREEMENTS VALID?

2nd Sep 2019

“A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on” (Samuel Goldwyn) Verbal agreements in South Africa are generally as binding and valid as written ones. Of course not recording…

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YOUR WILL: WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO

2nd Sep 2019

“Where there’s a will, I want to be in it” (Anon) Your will (“Last Will and Testament”) is quite possibly the most important document you will ever sign. Without a…

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OU SUIPIE SE HOEK

1st Aug 2019

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water again… yes, Suipie is back, vampire-like, returned to his old haunts (he uses that word advisably), but…

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UNLAWFUL OCCUPIERS: EVICTION IS POSSIBLE, BUT NEITHER QUICK NOR EASY

1st Aug 2019

“It is only once the court concludes that there is no defence to the claim for eviction and that it would be just and equitable to grant an eviction order…

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CAN YOUR BANK TAKE YOUR MONEY WITHOUT PERMISSION?

1st Aug 2019

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it” (Bob Hope) A recent High Court decision has settled the knotty…

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WARNING: PROPERTY EMAIL SCAMS SURGING

1st Aug 2019

“Forewarned is Forearmed!” (Wise old saying) Why yet another warning about cyber-scams in the property industry? It’s because the hard fact is that the criminals are winning this war. In…

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BUSINESS EMAIL DOS AND DON’TS

1st Jul 2019

“The email of the species is deadlier than the mail” (Stephen Fry) Do your business emails enhance your brand or tarnish it? It’s a critical question, particularly for businesses with…

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