March 10, 2017

MY TENANT FAILED TO PAY RENT: CAN I KICK HIM OUT?

If your tenant has failed to pay his or her rent, it can be tempting to simply kick them out yourself and change the locks. However, […]
March 10, 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 […]
March 10, 2017

THE SALE AGREEMENT: CAN I USE THE COOLING-OFF PERIOD IF I CHANGE MY MIND?

The Consumer Protection Act has some serious implications for agents selling property – for one, a disgruntled purchaser can get out of a sale agreement within […]
February 9, 2017

OWNING PROPERTY WITHOUT A WILL

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 […]
February 8, 2017

CANCELLING A LEASE AGREEMENT EARLY

If you want to end your contract early, this can only be done “in situations where the Consumer Protection Act or Rental Housing Act apply” – […]
February 8, 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, […]
February 8, 2017

CREDIT BUREAUS: CAN I BE BLACKLISTED?

There is no such thing as a blacklist. It simply means that there are negative data on your credit report that is hosted at a Credit […]
January 10, 2017

ZERO RATED VAT: EXPORTS AND SERVICES TO FOREIGNERS

It is often confusing to determine when to charge Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods or services at zero rate (0%) instead of the standard rate […]
January 10, 2017

WHAT SEPARATES INTER-VIVOS TRUSTS WITH TESTAMENTARY TRUSTS?

A trust is the ideal long-term structure with which to protect assets from generation to generation while it effects a saving in terms of estate duty. […]
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