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  • Posted September 11, 2020

A CANDID REPORT ON A MORNING AT THE CAPE TOWN DEEDS OFFICE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

Much has changed at the Deeds Office as protocols to curb the spread of Covid-19 have been adopted and adapted (some more carefully thought through than others!). It is wise to arrive early to try and get a fair spot in the sometimes-unavoidable queue to enter on the ground floor.  Conveyancers must sign in, answer […]
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  • Posted July 17, 2020

THE STORY BEHIND THE SIGNATURE REAL ESTATE JUDGEMENT

You will no doubt all by now have heard of the important judgement handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal on 10 June 2020. In the matter of Signature Real Estate (Pty) Ltd v Charles Edwards Properties and Others it was decided that, in certain instances, an estate agent will not be precluded from […]
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  • Posted June 11, 2020

CORONA: A BEAUTIFUL NAME FOR A VILE VIRUS

I was so excited as the transition from lockdown level 4 to level 3 loomed, with the prospect of the property industry kicking back into action after its lockdown slumber now real – and then,  that Thursday morning, I felt my body temperature rise just that little bit above where it should have been… “Oh […]
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  • Posted June 11, 2020

COVID-19 REGULATIONS: REASONABLE AND JUSTIFIABLE OR INVALID AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

“So I can now legally buy booze, but not a pack of smokes – really?” As we all know, a National State of Disaster was declared on 15 March 2020 in terms of section 27 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 to address the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa  Subsequently, numerous regulations […]
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  • Posted May 13, 2020

SALE AGREEMENTS ARE NOT “UNDER LOCKDOWN”

Is your property currently on the market? Or are you waiting for lockdown restrictions to ease before putting your property on the market? Do you feel like there is no chance of a sale taking place during this time? Well, don’t! We can confirm that properties are being sold, despite the limitations which have been […]
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  • Posted May 7, 2020

IEASA SHARES WISDOM AND INSIGHT WITH THE INDUSTRY IN THE TIME OF COVID

We spoke to Annette Evans from the Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa for her views and advice on the happenings in the property industry over the past month, and the way forward for Estate Agents in 2020. We know that IEASA is working behind the scenes to alleviate the anxiety and frustration that […]
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