Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court - When is it the right option? Whilst we as a firm do our utmost to render our legal services at a reasonable cost, the nature of litigation is such that a successful litigant may not be able to recover all amounts claimed from a defendant if that...

Voetstoots

Voetstoots

Voetstoots – What should a Buyer and a Seller do? Voetstoots is a standard clause in an immovable property sale agreement which protects the Seller, stating that the property is purchased “as is”.   It is critical that Buyers inspect their prospective immovable...

Notary

Notary

What is a Notary? A notary is an attorney who has passed an additional specialist exam. And who has been admitted as one by the High Court. They are afforded a high degree of trust, and in return are expected to act with the highest degree of good faith. There are...

Immovable Property Transactions

Immovable Property Transactions

Immovable property transactions, Voetstoots and the CPA The Voetstoots clause essentially protects the Seller by seeking to deprive the Buyer of any recourse against the Seller, if the property has any latent or patent defects. Latent defect are discovered by a...

Contracts

Contracts

Contracts: Know who you are dealing with? We have come across many instances where clients thought they were contracting with party A, but subsequently discovered they were contracting with party B. This presents significant risk to clients as they may be unable to...

Marriage Contract

Marriage Contract

Changes to Matrimonial Property Regime We regularly meet clients who are married in community of property, as they did not sign an ante-nuptial marriage contract before getting married. This can cause challenges, particularly for those who plan to run their own...

When Litigation is Needed

When Litigation is Needed

For many reasons South Africa has had a difficult year. In tough financial times debtors may increasingly fail to settle their accounts and litigation may be a life line for your business. With the wrong advice, litigation can be expensive, time consuming and only end...

The Importance of a Shareholders Agreement

The Importance of a Shareholders Agreement

Why do you need a Shareholders Agreement? Humans are relational beings and, regardless of good intentions, life does not always go according to plan. That is why, when you have more than one shareholder in a company, it is vital that you have a shareholders agreement...

When Tenants Behave Badly – Residential Evictions

When Tenants Behave Badly – Residential Evictions

Navigating Residential Evictions Residential evictions are unfortunately a common occurrence, particularly in times of recession and rising living costs. Furthermore, a tenant refusing to vacate the premises often goes hand in hand with the same tenant being in...

How the Conveyancing Transfer Process Works

How the Conveyancing Transfer Process Works

Conveyancing Transfer Process The Conveyancing transfer process usually takes approximately 8 - 12 weeks and the steps are as follows: Step 1: Agreement, Suspensive Conditions & Transfer Documents The transfer process begins with a sale agreement. Once the...