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Can the future development of a property be stopped?


25 May 2018
The provincial heritage resources authority (PHRA) granted a permit in terms of Section 34 of the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999 for the demolition

My neighbour’s noise is a nuisance


25 May 2018
So it’s the third night this week you can’t sleep because your new neighbour seems to enjoy playing loud rock music with his band late at night. Normally you wo

Before leasing, include these in the agreement


16 Apr 2018
If you consider leasing out your property, it is important not to overlook any requirement and expectations you may have of the incoming tenant.

Rental rights during the water crisis


16 Apr 2018
As a constitutional right, everyone should have access to clean water. Even during a water crisis. In cases where there is a signed agreement between a tenant a

Can my property be used for Airbnb?


22 Mar 2018
When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it's important for you to understand how the laws work in your city.

Am I prejudiced by an arbitration clause in my building contract?


22 Mar 2018
Contracts for the building of a house or providing for substantial alterations to a house commonly contain an arbitration clause. This article looks at the adv

How can I evict my tenant lawfully?


15 Feb 2018
You’ve discovered that the tenant renting your apartment has damaged several appliances, including the floor tiles due to irresponsible behaviour. Therefore, yo

Cancelling a contract? The do’s and dont’s to consider!


15 Feb 2018
Every person, whether an individual or a juristic person, will find themselves in a situation where they will want to terminate a contract. The aim of this arti

The drought affects us all


02 Feb 2018
Day Zero is closer than ever and may even occur sooner than expected as on the 21ST of April 2018. This will not only influence the Western Cape, but South Afri

Owning property without a will


29 Jan 2018
If you die without a will, an administrator will have to be appointed to administer your estate which will be distributed according to the laws of intestate suc
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