Overlooked? What are grandparent’s rights and responsibilities after a death or divorce?

When couples with children divorce, there is understandably a focus on the arrangements made for the children. A lot of time and effort is spent ensuring a fair division of care and contact between the parents. Unfortunately, the rights of grandparents are often overlooked. Despite being intimately involved in their grandchildren’s lives and upbringing and often …

Sectional Titles and the POPI Act – what you need to know

Community housing schemes should have compliant record-keeping systems, including those of their managing agents, in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act. It is also important for owners and occupiers in Sectional Title schemes and gated developments run by Home Owners’ Associations (HOAs) to understand that the Act …

Use this time to draft a Will & do Estate Planning

    At the moment, most of us are working from home until such time as the lockdown (or any extension thereof) is lifted. While inconvenient, it does present the perfect opportunity to get your personal affairs in order, including Estate planning and the preparation of a Will. Why should …

Conditions for lawful processing of personal information

The POPI Act is a new all-inclusive piece of legislation that safeguards the integrity and sensitivity of private information. Companies are required to carefully manage the data capture and storage process of Personal Information within the lawful framework as set out in the Act. Below is the definition of Personal …

Why Conveyancing Is Needed When Buying A Commercial Property

Buying commercial property isn’t always a straightforward process. It doesn’t start and end when money changes hands from the buyer to the seller. It involves a lot of legalities and the nitty-gritty paperwork. If you’re buying a commercial property for the first time or you’re not quite knowledgeable with the …

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Do you have a legal problem? Buying or selling your house? Going through a divorce? Commercial and Corporate law issues?   With more than 4 decades of experience, Louwrens Coetzer & Venote/ Partners is the leader in matters of law on the East Rand. Give us a call today, our …

Can I move? Alert Level 4 rules for tenants and landlords

South Africa’s lockdown is set to move to Alert Level 4 tomorrow, 1 May. The latest Regulations relating to the Schedule of Services and Framework of Sectors was gazetted and released on Thursday night, 29 April. They repeal all previous Regulations issued in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic dealing with the forced …

Can I move home yet? Covid-19 lockdown regulations require clarity

Does the move from level 5 lockdown to level 4 on Friday mean that people will be permitted to move home? It’s a question which tenants, new homeowners, landlords and removals companies desperately want answered. “I’m all packed, ready to move into my new home on the 1st, but there …

Lockdown: Separated parents allowed to move kids between houses – new regulations

Separated parents are now allowed to move their children between houses during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, provided they meet certain legal requirements. While government had previously been unclear about the issue, new regulations regarding the matter were gazetted on Tuesday. Separated or divorced parents who want to move their children between them during the …

It’s official, no movement of children during lockdown. Unless…

What are the exceptions to the lockdown directives? Under the current lockdown directives, no child is allowed to be moved between parental homes, and must instead stay at the home of the primary caregiver, or the caregiver who can offer the best circumstances during the lockdown, for the duration.  Section …