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  • A Note from our Director

    A Note from our Director

    Dear Client I trust you have had time to reflect on 2020 and spend quality time with loved ones over the festive period. What can we expect from the property market This year? Although 2020 has...

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  • Building a Home in 2021: The Dangers of Not Being NHBRC Compliant

    Building a Home in 2021: The Dangers of Not Being NHBRC Compliant

    “Home, Sweet Home”  2021 is shaping up to be a busy year for both property sales and home builders, thanks in no small measure to the pandemic-induced concept of “work from home, live anywhere”....

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  • Life Partners – You Need a Will and a Cohabitation Agreement!

    Life Partners – You Need a Will and a Cohabitation Agreement!

    A recent High Court decision has been widely viewed as an important victory for the rights of unmarried opposite-sex life partners. Until now, if one such partner died intestate (without making a...

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  • Don’t Fall Victim to a Ponzi Scheme in 2021!

    Don’t Fall Victim to a Ponzi Scheme in 2021!

      “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” (wise old adage) 2021 could well be a bumper year for Ponzi schemes (and their equally evil cousins, pyramid schemes). They flourish in all...

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  • Your Website of the Month: Starting a Business in 2021

    Your Website of the Month: Starting a Business in 2021

    Whether 2020’s lockdown gave you a great idea for a new business, put you out of a job, or killed your old business, 2021 may well be a year full of new opportunities. If the excitement and...

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  • A Note from our Director |  December 2020

    A Note from our Director | December 2020

    Dear Client We are almost through 2020. What a year it has been. I have learnt that life happens on its own despite our own planning or expectations. How we respond to the unexpected is what...

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  • Before You Buy or Sell Property this Festive Season…

    Before You Buy or Sell Property this Festive Season…

    “Who acts in haste repents at leisure” (Aesop) Our Festive Season is always a busy time for property sales, and this year should be no different – pent up demand, increased affordability,...

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  • What Must You Prove to Remove a Trustee?

    What Must You Prove to Remove a Trustee?

    “…where there is disharmony, the essential test is whether it imperils the Trust estate or its proper administration” (extract from judgment below) Trustees are of course supposed to work together...

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  • Grandparents – When Must You Pay Maintenance?

    Grandparents – When Must You Pay Maintenance?

    “An inability on the part of the parents to maintain a child must be established before a grandparent will be legally liable to do so” (extract from judgment below) One wonders how many...

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  • Your Festive Season Websites

    Your Festive Season Websites

    It’s been a hard year but at long last the Summer Holidays are here! Here’s a selection of websites to help you enjoy your break – Holiday safely in the time of COVID-19 Read Daily Maverick’s “How...

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  • November 2020 | A Note from our Director

    November 2020 | A Note from our Director

    Being one step ahead……… The uncharted territories are rapidly transforming the nature of work and how existing organizations in both the private and public sector adapt to global change....

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  • Is Your Will Valid?

    Is Your Will Valid?

    “Death knocks at all doors alike” (John Dunton 1692) Sooner or later we must leave our families to face life without us, and of course these are particularly dangerous times for us all. Make sure...

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  • Parking bay disputes – enforcing complex rules

    Parking bay disputes – enforcing complex rules

    “By subscribing to the constitution, each member accepts the benefits stipulated in his or her favour by the other subscribing members.  One of those benefits is that there shall be rules of...

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  • Landlords and Tenants: Alert Level 1 and the New Eviction Rules

    Landlords and Tenants: Alert Level 1 and the New Eviction Rules

    “Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages” (Terry Pratchett) The flood of lockdown lay-offs and salary reductions has left many tenants struggling to find rent money, and...

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  • POPIA: A Practical 4-Step Action Plan for your Business

    POPIA: A Practical 4-Step Action Plan for your Business

    “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail” (Benjamin Franklin)   The media is still awash with warnings about the dangers of not complying with POPIA (the Protection of Personal Information...

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  • Home Businesses – Is Yours Legal?

    The sharp upsurge in businesses operating remotely as a result of the pandemic lockdowns means a lot more people working from home – most presumably in low-profile home offices, but inevitably...

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  • September 2020 |  A Note from our Directors

    September 2020 | A Note from our Directors

    We are in the month of September 2020. Spring has come and lockdown 1 has arrived. In a sense I am reminded of the power of a tornado or hurricane. A huge force of nature and can destroy almost...

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  • Property: Don’t Pay Double Commission!

    Property: Don’t Pay Double Commission!

    “… in certain circumstances the principal may be liable to pay commission to both agents where it is impossible to distinguish between the efforts of one agent and another in terms of causality or...

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  • Options to Renew Leases – Risks for Landlords and Tenants

    Options to Renew Leases – Risks for Landlords and Tenants

    “It is only where the enforcement of a contractual term would be so unfair, unreasonable or unjust so as to be contrary to public policy that a court may refuse to enforce it” (extract from first ...

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  • Buying a Business? Make Sure the Seller Publishes Notice of the Sale

    Buying a Business? Make Sure the Seller Publishes Notice of the Sale

    “The purpose of the legislature in enacting s 34(1) is to protect creditors by preventing traders who are in financial difficulty from disposing of their business assets to third parties who are...

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