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  • KVV | A Note from our Director

    KVV | A Note from our Director

    Dear Client Are you wearing enough PPE to protect your income? All over the world, the fear, worry, sadness and loss, that are spread with the virus are unprecedented. Together we are fiercely...

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  • Bodies Corporate: Before You Sequestrate to Recover Arrears…

    Bodies Corporate: Before You Sequestrate to Recover Arrears…

    “Bankruptcy – a fate worse than debt” (Anon) One of a Body Corporate’s fundamental duties is to collect monthly levies from the scheme’s members, and to take robust action to recover any arrears....

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  • Buying Property from a Company – Should You Buy the Shares or the House?

    Buying Property from a Company – Should You Buy the Shares or the House?

    “There is never a wrong time to buy the right home” (Anon) You find the house of your dreams, agree on the price and get ready to put pen to paper. The house is in the name of a company, and you...

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  • When Bond Clauses Sink Sales

    When Bond Clauses Sink Sales

    “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success” (Alexander Graham Bell) You sell your house, give the signed sale agreement to your attorney, and wait to get paid out as soon as the...

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  • 11 POPIA Questions to Ask Yourself Before 30 June 2021

    11 POPIA Questions to Ask Yourself Before 30 June 2021

    Note: This is a complex topic and there is no substitute for tailored professional advice. What is set out below is of necessity no more than a simplified summary of some practical highlights. You...

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  • Can You Change Your Marital Regime After Marriage?

    Can You Change Your Marital Regime After Marriage?

    “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it” (John Steinbeck) One of the most important decisions you must make before you marry is what “marital regime”...

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  • Landlord Liable for a Tragic “Freak” Flood Drowning

    Landlord Liable for a Tragic “Freak” Flood Drowning

    “Nature has the ability to spring a surprise when least expected” (extract from the judgment below) A recent High Court decision dealing with the tragic drowning of a toddler highlights once again...

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  • KVV | A Note from our Director

    KVV | A Note from our Director

    By now almost everyone has heard or encountered phrases such as “the new normal” or even more hectic concepts like “VUCA” (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity). No doubt the...

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  • Who Gets the House on Divorce?

    Who Gets the House on Divorce?

    “I am a marvellous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house” (seven-times-divorced actress Zsa Zsa Gabor) Historically 44% of South African marriages have ended in divorce, and...

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  • Buying and Selling Property: Nine Important Questions

    Buying and Selling Property: Nine Important Questions

    “Owning a home is a keystone of wealth… both financial affluence and emotional security” (Personal Finance Expert Suze Orman) When you buy or sell your “Home Sweet Home”, particularly for the...

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  • Landlords: Can You Cut Electricity to Collect Arrears or Evict?

    Landlords: Can You Cut Electricity to Collect Arrears or Evict?

    “It is a fundamental principle that no man is allowed to take the law into his own hands” (Transvaal Supreme Court, 1906) Landlords can be sorely tempted to force defaulting tenants to settle...

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  • Buying a Property: Check the Seller’s Marital Status!

    Buying a Property: Check the Seller’s Marital Status!

    “…a third party is expected to do more than rely upon a bold assurance by another party regarding his or her marital status” (quoted in judgment below) If you are taking advantage of our current...

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  • Be Prepared for The Cost of Dying

    Be Prepared for The Cost of Dying

    “No matter how much you’ve been warned, Death always comes without knocking” (Margaret Atwood) No one wants to contemplate their own passing, but the reality is that sooner or later it is...

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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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