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Know your rights before renewing your corporate lease agreement

As the new year gets under way, many companies will be renewing their lease agreements for the next 12 months. This is the ideal time for tenants to reconsider...

By Jamie Louw 2 days ago

'Girlfriend' loses fight for husband's estate - Was it really necessary?

We spend all our time trying to create wealth and building our legacies for our loved ones, and yet so few people dedicate any time to estate planning that creates clarity and certainty for when we're gone...

Issued by Capital Legacy 2 days ago

As impeachment begins, New York accelerates probes of Trump's property dealings

Manhattan prosecutors probing Trump's real estate business for possible insurance and tax fraud have stepped up witness interviews...

By Jason Szep, Joseph Tanfani and Peter Eisler 9 Feb 2021

Reversion of a sectional title to conventional land title

We were consulted by a client who had acquired the real right of extension in an industrial sectional title scheme where he initially planned to develop a further phase on the portion of land over which the Real Right lay. He subsequently decided he would prefer not to be part of the sectional title scheme...

By Mike Collins 8 Feb 2021

Rebosa takes EAAB to court over 'ongoing service delivery issues'

Rebosa has turned to the courts over what it describes as ongoing service delivery issues with the Estate Agency Affairs Board...

2 Feb 2021

How to replace a lost or destroyed title deed...

A title deed is a document that serves as proof of legal ownership over a property, and is important for the transfer of property. Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 sets out the process that needs to be followed when one has lost or destroyed a title deed or mortgage bond...

By Leigh-Anne Kriel 25 Jan 2021

Digital signature on an Offer to Purchase - is it legally valid?

Electronic signatures have been a relevant and current topic of conversation, with the legal stance on the validity of such signatures within the context of property sale agreements being clear up until recently...

By Leigh-Anne Kriel 12 Jan 2021

Court judgment provides clarity on land claim evaluation process

In a Land Claims Court judgment on 19 October 2020, Judge Spilg established a precedent for evaluating land claims that places the onus on the Land Claims Commission to ensure that the land intended to be described on the land claim form, and not what was written, is the claim that is investigated...

By Samantha Robb 17 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

14 Dec 2020

What the rise of short-term rentals means for landlords and tenants

As the short-term rental market begins to pick up, landlords and tenants alike must take steps to protect themselves while the effects of Covid-19 and an unstable economy continue to disrupt the industry...

9 Dec 2020

Board committees in property associations - the legal side of social, ethics committees

The duties of directors of property development-related associations have at times been an uncertain area of law...

By Francois Schoeman 7 Dec 2020

Judges in shack demolition case fail to reach agreement

Matter to be reheard by three judges of the Western Cape High Court...

By James Stent 4 Dec 2020

Cabinet approves Land Donations Policy for implementation

Cabinet has approved the Land Donations Policy, which aims to accelerate land donations as one of the ways to respond to the slow pace of land reform...

4 Dec 2020

Land tenure rights bill moves to NCOP

The National Assembly has passed the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment (Ultra) Bill...

2 Dec 2020

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