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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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  • Posted April 19, 2020

COVID-19 AND CONTRACTS: CAN I ESCAPE FROM MY RECENT PURCHASE OR LEASE AGREEMENT?

Many of our clients have asked how the outbreak and deepening of the worldwide Coronavirus Crisis affects already-concluded sale and lease agreements and performances due in terms of these agreements, and whether they may be excused of their legal obligations in certain circumstances. South African law recognises both the contractual provision of Force Majeur  and […]
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  • Posted March 13, 2020

WHEN MIGHT I NEED A NOTARY PUBLIC, AND WHY?

A Notary Public in South Africa is an admitted attorney who has successfully passed the Notary Public examination and has been admitted in the relevant High Court to practice as a Notary Public. A Notary Public is automatically (ex officio) a commissioner of oaths. Certain documents are required to be drawn up by a Notary […]
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  • Posted February 14, 2020

THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN VALUATION ROLL OBJECTIONS: THE SAGA CONTINUES!

As most property owners will be aware, the City of Cape Town’s 2018 General Valuation roll was published in February 2019.This roll presents a value upon which municipal rates are calculated until the next roll is issued (a 3-5 year cycle at present). Should you have felt that the value was inflated and would thus […]
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