Conveyancing and Property law

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Constitutional Court rules that Municipalities should not approve building plans which will devalue your property

Introduction Land and property development has been on the lips of every South African, with every person from any segment of the country trying to gain interest or protect their interests in property. The notion of owning and having access to land is at the core of identity for many South Africans. It represents achievement, […]

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Property Practitioners Bill

Overview of the Property Practitioners Bill

Introduction The estate agency industry and the property industry more broadly is set to see significant changes with the introduction of the Property Practitioners Bill. The Bill will replace and repeal the current Estate Agency Affairs Act 112 of 1976 (hereinafter referred to as the “Estate Agency Act”). This will leave many people wondering what […]

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Transfer of Immovable Property in a Deceased Estate

Overview: Transfer of Immovable Property in a Deceased Estate

Introduction It is common for people to become registered owners of Immovable Property during their respective lifetimes. However, what happens to the Immovable Property when these individuals pass away? In South Africa, when the registered owner of Immovable Property has died, his/her property will need to be transferred to another person. Most registered owners die […]

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Property Practitioners Bill

The Landlord’s role in exclusivity and anti – competitive clauses in retail lease agreements

Introduction Shopping centres are an integral part of the South African landscape with customers and retailers thriving in a one-stop convenience and experience location.Tenant mix is vital to any potential retailer who considers letting space in a shopping centre. It informs whether the intended target market is a consumer at the particular centre and what […]

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Property Practitioners Bill

Conveyancing: The Electronic Deeds System Explained –

Introduction  During the first quarter of 2018, Parliament’s National Assembly passed the Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Bill (hereinafter referred to as the “Bill”), which was originally published by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform on 7 December 2017. The Bill was tabled as far back as 2017 and proposes some significant changes for […]

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