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Mandatory disclosure forms are legal documents that require individuals and entities to disclose certain information as required by law. These forms vary depending on the specific regulations governing the disclosure requirements as well as jurisdiction. We will be unpacking the importance of mandatory disclosure forms relating to immovable property and the Property Practitioners Act, 2019....
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Entering the journey of selling a business demands strategic planning and thorough consideration. Whether you are an experienced entrepreneur or a first-time seller, navigating this process requires a comprehensive approach. In this exploration of the essential aspects of business divestiture, we delve into ten crucial considerations to guide you through this intricate process.   Determine...
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What role does the Deeds Office play in the conveyancing process? There are 11 Deeds Offices distributed throughout the country, namely in: – Pretoria Johannesburg Vryburg Umtata Polokwane Cape Town Pietermaritzburg Bloemfontein Kimberley   The Deeds Office is a creature of statue and is responsible for the examination, registration and record-keeping of all property transactions....
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Conveyancing, the legal process of transferring property ownership from one party to another, is a crucial aspect of the real estate industry in South Africa. While the process is essential for facilitating property transactions, it does at times presents a few challenges and complexities. In this article, we’ll explore some of the common issues and...
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In the realm of property transactions in South Africa, an Offer to Purchase is a foundational document. Once accepted, it serves as the initial and core agreement between a buyer and a seller, outlining the terms and conditions of the property sale. Among the essential elements of this document is the date of sale, which...
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Recently, in the case of Greyling vs Minister of Home Affairs and Others, the Pretoria High Court made a big decision about a part of the Divorce Act. This decision, announced on October 10, 2023, could have a big impact on antenuptial agreements and what happens to your assets and funds if you get divorced....
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The conveyancing process in South Africa involves multiple government and private institutions, each playing a crucial role in the transfer of immovable properties. This article focuses on the delays in municipal approval, specifically addressing the challenges associated with obtaining the Rates Clearance Certificate.   Rates Clearance Process The Rates Clearance Certificate is a vital document...
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Dealing with debt collection can be a daunting and time-consuming task for individuals and businesses alike in South Africa. Trying to recover debts can lead to frustration, stress, and strained relationships. However, seeking professional assistance from an attorney can significantly alleviate these burdens and offer numerous benefits in the process. Below, we explore the advantages...
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Selling or purchasing a property is a significant transaction, fraught with potential legal complexities. A key part of property transactions is the “voetstoots” clause, meaning the property is sold “as is” with all its faults. Voetstoots is crucial for balancing the interests of buyers and sellers, especially regarding hidden and obvious defects.   The Voetstoots...
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The process of buying or selling a house can be a complex and lengthy procedure. The property transfer process includes legal requirements and safeguards to protect both the buyer and the seller. One crucial aspect of property transfer to understand, is the inclusion of suspensive conditions. These conditions can play a significant role in the...
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