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PROPERTY BUYERS: BEWARE UNLAWFUL OCCUPIERS!

28th Feb 2019

“The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell” (Sir John Templeton, billionaire investor) You are…

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NEW LABOUR LAW IN 2019

6th Feb 2019

2019 sees the introduction of a whole raft of new labour laws. There are significant amendments to the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act; and the…

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BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME WITH A GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY

4th Feb 2019

Note: If you earn over R22k p.m. (the subsidy threshold) or aren’t personally in the market for a house in the “affordable housing” bracket, please think of forwarding this article…

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PROVING YOUR CLAIM IN A LIQUIDATION OR SEQUESTRATION – WHEN YOU SHOULD, AND WHEN YOU SHOULDN’T

4th Feb 2019

“A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy” (Publilius Syrus, Roman writer) You are owed money by a debtor, whose “insolvent estate” is “sequestrated” (in the case…

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND PARENTS BEHAVING BADLY – THE EXPULSION OPTION

4th Feb 2019

“…it can hardly be in the best interests of all concerned for this family to remain at the School” (Extract from judgment below) With the new School Year now well…

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PROPERTY OWNERS, BUYERS AND AGENTS: CHECK FOR THE TITLE DEEDS BEFORE 25 FEBRUARY!

1st Feb 2019

“Time is of the essence” (legal phrase meaning ‘speed is essential, there’s a deadline, this is an emergency, hurry up, do it now’ – The Phrase Finder) You sell your…

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“READY, STEADY, LOADSHED!”

9th Jan 2019

Media reports suggest that loadshedding is likely to be with us for some time yet, and whether you happen to be at work or at home when one of the…

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PROPERTY DEVELOPERS BEWARE: DEEMED ACCRUALS CAN SERIOUSLY DISRUPT YOUR CASH FLOW

9th Jan 2019

“Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it’s the lifeblood of business” (Richard Branson) A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment has confirmed that when a property…

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VICTIMS OF CORRUPTION TAKE HEART – “BIG CHIEF” GETS 15 YEARS BEHIND BARS

9th Jan 2019

“… it is necessary for an unequivocal message to be sent out that corruption on the part of politicians, especially those holding high office, will not be tolerated and that…

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