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Can your neighbour object to building plans?

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Nothing can disrupt a person’s life as much as a dispute between neighbours and even more so when there are building works and renovations involved. Disputes of this nature tend to escalate where one owner decides to build on their…

Property Owners: Your Rates Could Quadruple for Unauthorised Land Use

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“The said penalty … was imposed due to the fact that the property was being used in contradiction to its zoning” (extract from judgment below) Municipalities all have the right (and the duty) to regulate land use in their areas,…

Is a Seller held liable to repair a leaking roof after the property is sold?

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Is a Seller held liable to repair a leaking roof after the property is sold? To understand which party is liable, one must appreciate the difference between latent and patent defects. A latent defect is not visible or can be…

The Seller passed away during the transaction. What now?

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While concluding the sale of an immovable property, the seller will sign a power of attorney, which gives the attorney the obligation and authority to attend to the transfer of a certain property, which has been sold for a certain…

How the new Property Practitioners Act will impact property developers

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Accreditation and compliance already dominate the operations of South Africa’s property developers – such as ensuring that the necessary certifications are obtained and that the property to be developed follows all the necessary zoning laws. Now, for some property developers,…

Selling property out of a deceased estate

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  If an agreement for the sale of immovable property is concluded and the seller dies before the property is transferred, the sale can still proceed. Upon the seller’s death, his/her estate vests in the Master of the High Court…

Property Sellers: Why, How and When to Choose Your Own Conveyancer

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“A great deal is at stake in the transfer of fixed property. It is generally the largest single asset that a person owns and the transaction for the purchase or sale of a fixed property is probably the most important…

Cancelling Your Bond What You Need to know

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Most homeowners selling their properties have a registered bond that needs to be cancelled with the financial institution that originally financed their purchase. What most homeowners do not realise is the implication of early termination of the bond and the…

Executive Premier Funding Solutions by Prevance Capital

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Executive Premier Funding Solutions by Prevance Capital Are you tired of waiting for lengthy traditional funding methods to be approved? We are excited to announce that have just launched our latest new property finance solution, the Executive Premier Funding Solution,…

Buying Property from a Company – Should You Buy the Shares or the House?

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“There is never a wrong time to buy the right home” (Anon) You find the house of your dreams, agree on the price and get ready to put pen to paper. The house is in the name of a company,…

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