June 13, 2017

How do I cancel a lease?

How do I cancel a lease? What happens when a landlord or a tenant wants to cancel a lease? What rules and what legislation apply? What protection does the law provide? If you want to end your lease early, this can be done in situations where: the Consumer Protection Act or Rental Housing Act applies, […]
March 16, 2016

Suspensive conditions in a deed of sale: know your obligations

Suspensive conditions in a deed of sale: know your obligations Imagine signing a deed of sale for your dream house and later discovering that the contract lapsed because you obtained bond approval one day too late. The situation could be worsened if the Seller receives a better offer for the house and accepts that better […]
March 16, 2016

How to change your marital status to another form of marriage contract

How to change your marital status to another form of marriage contract Section 21(1) of the Matrimonial Property Act No 88 of 1984 provides that a husband and wife may apply jointly to court for leave to change the matrimonial property system which applies to their marriage.     Requirements The decision in Lourens et […]
March 16, 2016

When is a tenant an illegal occupant?

When is a tenant an illegal occupant? Where the Contract of Lease is breached in any way by the tenant and he or she after receiving notice thereof has not remedied such a breach within the period agreed upon, then the landlord may cancel the contract. The tenant will be found to be an illegal […]
August 7, 2015

What does a suspensive condition in a contract really mean?

What does a suspensive condition in a contract really mean? Most people that have bought a property may have noticed a clause dealing with suspensive conditions in the contract of sale. Usually these conditions relate to deposits that need to be paid, financing that has to be procured and/or another property that needs to be […]