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EARLY CANCELLATION OF LEASE AGREEMENTS - 2018-06-15

So you have signed a two-year lease agreement, but after 6 months your employer transfers you and you have to cancel the lease agreement early.  “Fine” says your landlord “but you are breaching your lease and I am holding you liable for the remaining 18 months’ rental”. What are your rights? As is often the ... more

IS COMMON LAW MARRIAGES RECOGNISED IN SOUTH AFRICA? - 2018-06-15

COMMON LAW MARRIAGES SOUTH AFRICA Common law marriage, a concept that refers to couples living together without being legally married to each other. There is common belief that if people cohabitate for a long period of time they enjoy the same marital rights as spouses in a marriage. The amount of time that a couple lives together does not trans... more

Various Matrimonial Regimes and Proprietary Consequences of Marriage in South African Law - 2018-06-15

Our legal system recognises three types of matrimonial property regimes COMMUNITY OF PROPERTY (“COP”) Community of Property is the system of joint control and an equal sharing upon dissolution of the marriage. It is the ordinary common law in South Africa and it automatically applies to all marriages (includ... more

WHAT IS POPI? - 2018-06-15

What is the Protection of Personal Information Act   POPI, the protection of personal information act, is a piece of legislation designed to protect any personal information which is processed by both private and public bodies (including government). The purpose of POPI is to ensure that all South African institutions who collects, ... more

ESTATE PLANNING AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF DECEASED ESTATES - 2018-06-14

The death of a loved one is usually a time of great sadness and uncertainty. It is a time filled with emotions, making many arrangements to pay tribute to the deceased and having to plan for an uncertain future. Very often one of the most important steps is completely omitted or avoided intentionally – the  administration of the person&r... more

SOMERSET WEST PROPERTIES - 2018-02-12

Ownership of immovable property have evolved significantly in South Africa – no longer is property ownership confined to providing accommodation but the value thereof from an investment perspective have been realised even to the extent that some property owners had become property speculators during the so-called property boom.   T... more