November 16, 2018

FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER?

Buying a property is a rather big deal, which is why you should be sure that you are able to afford it before you end up […]
September 12, 2018

JOINT OWNERSHIP: HOW DO I TERMINATE WITHOUT THE CO-OPERATION OF THE OTHER JOINT OWNER?

Nature of joint ownership: Joint owners own undivided shares in the property which they own jointly. Consequently, the joint owners cannot divide the joint property while […]
July 13, 2018

HOW BINDING ARE BODY CORPORATE FINES?

In an estate or sectional title scheme, it is challenging to ensure that everyone will stick to the conduct rules and to aid this, body corporates […]
June 7, 2018

TITLE DEEDS WHEN BUYING OR SELLING PROPERTY

If you’re planning to buy a new property, you’ll need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you’re the owner of […]
June 7, 2018

CAN I OBTAIN FINANCING IF I DON’T OWN IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AS SECURITY?

The article gives a brief overview of what a notarial bond is, the requirements that need to be complied with to register a notarial bond and […]
September 28, 2017

UNDERSTANDING SALES

You decide to buy a fridge and a washing machine on Gumtree. It is important to note that there are several elements involved in this seemingly […]
August 30, 2017

FEARING FORECLOSURE: WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS AS THE HOMEOWNER?

The recent junk status announcement has shaken us into a quick action of tightening our belts and letting go of luxuries to afford our day to […]
April 26, 2017

CO-OWNING PROPERTY WITH SOMEONE ELSE: THE UPS AND DOWNS

What is co-ownership? Co-ownership is when one or more people jointly own the same property. In essence, it is when they legally share ownership without dividing […]
February 28, 2017

RENTING PROPERTY TO FOREIGNERS

Renting property in South Africa is a straightforward process. The country has a vast selection of rental accommodation including bachelor flats in apartment blocks, Victorian cottages, […]