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CYCLING INJURY CLAIMS: IT IS ALL ABOUT WHERE AND HOW

Posted on: February 18th, 2018 by Dawid Du Plessis

CYCLING INJURY CLAIMS: IT IS ALL ABOUT WHERE AND HOW Imagine you are on your mountain bike on a provincial road on your way home after enjoying time on some favourite routes on a nearby wine farm. Back on the tar, travelling at around 55km p/h downhill on a road with a 100km p/h speed […]

Must-knows for Renting Accommodation to Students: Inspections and Early termination of the Lease Agreement

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by Amaal Abrahams

As many universities face a “student accommodation crisis”, more and more people are investing in student accommodation. There are many advantages for doing so: students only require accommodation from February to November so you can also accommodate holiday makers in December and January; students usually receive a housing subsidy from the university or their parents […]

STBB’S GUIDE ON MUNICIPAL PROPERTY VALUATIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by Pamela Makhubela

STBB’S GUIDE ON MUNICIPAL PROPERTY VALUATIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS PART 1   WHAT ARE MUNICIPAL VALUATIONS? 1.1          Municipal General Valuation Municipal General Valuation Roll! This is a term that usually shakes property owners. It sparks quite a debate and engagement between municipalities, property owners and ‘the middle man’, in other words the Municipal Valuer who determines […]

WHAT IF THE LEASE IS SILENT ON THE MATTER OF INTEREST ON THE DEPOSIT?

Posted on: January 16th, 2018 by Tazneem Behari

Imagine the following scenario: X and Y entered into a written (or oral) lease agreement but forgot to mention what should happen to the deposit which was paid by Y (the tenant) prior to entering into the lease as well as the interest which may have accrued thereon, if any. Is the deposit and interest […]

DO YOU NEED CITY PERMISSION BEFORE USING YOUR FLAT AS AN AIRBNB IN CAPE TOWN? INTRODUCTION

Posted on: January 11th, 2018 by Dugald Robertson

We have received a number of queries regarding whether it is necessary for an owner of an apartment (“Flat”) in a sectional scheme to apply for consent from the City of Cape Town (the “City”) in order to utilise their Flat as holiday accommodation or short-term rental on platforms such as the multi-national short-term rental […]

CYBERCRIMES

Posted on: December 5th, 2017 by Yaaseen Sheik

We are most fortunate to be living in a time where technology has advanced to such an extent that we can achieve almost anything at the mere click of a button. However, this level of progress has not come without some major pitfalls, one of which are the ever increasing avenues available for the commission […]

The right of first refusal

Posted on: November 21st, 2017 by Dugald Robertson

How a simple assumption unleashes unintended chaos. A right of first refusal is an ancillary or collateral agreement whereby one person binds himself to give preference to another person should he or she decide to sell the property in question. Most of us have encountered sale or lease agreements with a right of first refusal. […]

DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA – BUYER BEWARE

Posted on: November 6th, 2017 by Yaaseen Sheik

The Copyright Amendment Bill seeks to introduce the concept of “Digital Rights Management” into South African Law for the protection of digital media. What does “Digital Rights Management” entail and how will it affect the consumer? WHAT DOES DRM LOOK LIKE? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have purchased some new […]

Odds & Ends: What Falls within the Ambit of a ‘Credit Agreement under the NCA’ in SA

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 by Tholeka Ndabeni

All Creditors concluding agreements that qualify as credit agreements in terms of s8 of the National Credit Act must be registered as credit providers under the Act. Credit agreement includes credit facility as contemplated in s8(3) of the Act, a mortgage agreement or secured loan and any other agreement in terms of which payment of […]

Sales of Going Concerns Part II

Posted on: August 4th, 2017 by Jacques Blignaut

In the previous article we looked at the requirements to structure a sale as the sale of a going concern for purposes of Value Added Tax.  In this article, we will highlight other aspects that sellers and purchasers need to keep in mind when selling a farm as a going concern.  Read the article by Jacques […]