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    CONVEYANCING & PROPERTY LAW

    Property Transfer and Registration    |    Drafting of Lease Agreements & Rental Collections
    Evictions     |    Property Subdivision and Consolidation    |    Property Management

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  • CIVIL LITIGATION

    CIVIL LITIGATION

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    Private & Commercial Insolvency Practice    |    Sequestration & Rehabilitation

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    COMMERCIAL LAW

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    FAMILY LAW

    Divorce    |    Maintenance    |    Custody    |    Protection Orders

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    CRIMINAL LAW

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About Conveyancing

conveyancing blog postWhilst South Africa boasts one of the most secure and efficient deeds registries in the world, the process involved can often be difficult to understand and downright confusing at times. There are a few key elements that buyers and sellers should acquaint themselves with, as well as a few potential pitfalls that they should be aware of, in order to make the process as seamless and safe as possible.

The sale of a property is initiated when a prospective buyer presents a written offer to the owner of a property, to purchase their property for a specific amount. This is normally done with the assistance of an estate agent. If the owner accepts the offer, a sale agreement comes into existence between the parties. Each sale agreement will contain a host of different clauses, conditions, obligations and other provisions. It will be assumed that you have read and understood all of these prior to signing. You will be held liable for all of the commitments that you have made in the agreement, so it is important that you ensure that everything is explained to you in detail before signing.

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Levy (Debt) Collection – The Process Explained and the Time Periods Exposed.

Levy debt collectionWhat is a levy?

A levy is an amount determined by the Trustees of a Body Corporate payable by each owner/member of the scheme in proportion to the size of their unit, which amount is determined for the year going forward. Each owner/member is liable to contribute towards the running costs of the Body Corporate as they are part of the scheme. The contributions of each owner/member, determined as a yearly amount but payable in monthly instalments, are used to cover the running costs of the Body Corporate.

Liability for Contributions and Legislation Regulating Contributions.

The liability for levies as well as the levy collection process has always been regulated by the Sectional Titles Act, Act 95 of 1986 (“STA”), but has since been mostly repealed by the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, Act 8 of 2011 (“STSMA”).

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Arrest & Bail

ArrestbailBeing arrested is undoubtedly a very scary, humiliating and confusing ordeal, especially if you are not familiar with your legal rights.

The important thing to remember when being arrested is that you should remain calm and under no circumstances should you consider paying a bribe. This in itself is a serious offence that carries a very harsh penalty.

You have the right to be informed of the reason for your arrest. You also have the right to remain silent. Do not make a statement. Quite often something that you say very innocently to explain your side of the story can be taken out of context or misunderstood and used against you at a later stage.

Contact your attorney immediately, or ask a family member to contact an attorney on your behalf as soon as possible. Your attorney will ensure that you are properly advised of your legal rights and protected throughout the entire legal process.

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10 Frequently asked questions about DIVORCE...

divorce 10 questionsWalking down the aisle no bride or groom can or will take into account or consider the fact that they might become part of the statistics surrounding the dreaded “D” – word, DIVORCE...

The reality of it all is that 1 out of every 4 marriages end up in the Divorce Court. Most parties don’t know their rights when it come to this point and in light of this I provide you with the 10 most frequently asked questions asked by my client’s when they institute divorce proceedings and my take on the most relevant answers to put the client’s at ease.

QUESTION 1:

WHAT DOES IT COST TO GET DIVORCED?

This depends on whether your divorce is unopposed or opposed.

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