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Understanding Occupational Rent in South Africa
Contractual Matters

Understanding Occupational Rent in South Africa

We investigate occupational rent, which involves payment for occupying a property before or after its ownership transfer.

March 15, 2024
The Consequences of Dying…
Legislative Guidelines

The Consequences of Dying…

In life, two certainties exist: death and taxes. While we're aware of the repercussions of tax evasion, do similar consequences apply in death?

March 8, 2024
Power of Attorney: Can it be cancelled?
Legislative Guidelines

Power of Attorney: Can it be cancelled?

Power of Attorney is a versatile legal tool essential for various situations. In this exploration, we delve into its utility and the process of cancelling it when required.

February 23, 2024
Executing Transfer Documents Abroad for Utilisation in South Africa
Legislative Guidelines

Executing Transfer Documents Abroad for Utilisation in South Africa

This article addresses scenarios in property sales where one or both parties are not present in South Africa to sign transfer documents as required by the Conveyancing Attorney.

February 8, 2024
Can a seller claim damages?
Legislative Guidelines

Can a seller claim damages?

The key question was whether a seller could seek damages when selling property at a lower price due to the purchasers' breach of the initial sale agreement.

February 5, 2024
Understanding Debtor Substitution
Contractual Matters

Understanding Debtor Substitution

Transfer a land bond to a new owner easily under Section 57 of the Deeds Registries Act for changes in co-ownership or inheritance.

January 29, 2024
Back to School: Nurturing Safety and Well-being in 2024
Market News

Back to School: Nurturing Safety and Well-being in 2024

As we gear up for the 2024 school year, let's reflect on our collective responsibility to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for our children.

January 16, 2024
Explore personal and professional growth in 2024
Market News

Explore personal and professional growth in 2024

Muhammad Dawood, Director at Snymans Inc, shares insights on tackling personal and legal challenges in the New Year.

January 15, 2024
Landlord Responsibility: Addressing Unlawful Tenant Actions
Legislative Guidelines

Landlord Responsibility: Addressing Unlawful Tenant Actions

As a landlord, you may be held accountable for your tenant's unlawful actions on your property if you knew about them and didn't take steps to stop them.

January 11, 2024
Does PIE Apply?
Legislative Guidelines

Does PIE Apply?

While PIE typically applies to residential evictions, exceptions exist. The crucial inquiry revolves around whether student accommodation qualifies as a "home" under PIE.

December 11, 2023
Decoding Section 57: Real Estate Transactions 1937
Legislative Guidelines

Decoding Section 57: Real Estate Transactions 1937

Key in real estate, Section 57 manages debtor substitution under mortgage bonds for transparent property transactions.

December 8, 2023
2023 Year-end wrap up: Jansen Snyman
Market News

2023 Year-end wrap up: Jansen Snyman

In 2023's global turmoil, the property market stabilises amid conflicts. External factors impact, but internal changes foster positivity toward 2024.

December 4, 2023
Navigating South African Marriages: Insights from Snymans
Contractual Matters

Navigating South African Marriages: Insights from Snymans

Discover South African marriages with Snymans: Civil, Customary, and Civil Union. From Antenuptial Contracts to property ownership, navigate confidently.

November 17, 2023
Is Voetstoots still applicable?
Contractual Matters

Is Voetstoots still applicable?

Voetstoots endures, but the Property Practitioners Act demands defect disclosure, shifting towards transparency and a balanced buyer-seller relationship.

November 10, 2023
Finance Mastery: Unlocking Better Home Loan Rates in South Africa
Property Finance

Finance Mastery: Unlocking Better Home Loan Rates in South Africa

Optimise your South African credit score with on-time payments, minimal debt, and expert guidance for improved bond terms.

November 8, 2023