What land expropriation without compensation will mean for homeowners in South Africa

Members of parliament met last week to discuss the long-awaited draft bill on land expropriation without compensation. With the draft bill set to be published for public comment in the coming weeks, there has been some fear-mongering on social media platforms suggesting that the proposed law will lead to Zimbabwe-like …

Risk Alert Feb 2013

First a conveyancing scam alert Bad news! After going quiet for a short time, the scamsters are now back and operating in various jurisdictions. Please warn your conveyancing staff not to allow the seller to change the details of the bank into which the proceeds of the sale must be paid. …

Why you should invest in property

Investing in property is one of the ways to make money, and commercial property is said to be offering good returns.  “These fundamental differences between property and other asset investments are often not acknowledged by commentators and analysts.” In particular, he says, these people tend to overlook the huge advantage …

Reporting the estate of a deceased person

A deceased estate comes into existence when a person dies and leaves property and/or a document that is a will or is intended as a will. The estate must then be administered and distributed, either in accordance with the deceased’s will or, if the deceased did not leave a will, …

If you can afford it, buy that home!

09 Sep 2011 Currently, low house prices and interest rates offer a once-in a lifetime opportunity for buyers to enter the residential property market. A low interest rate environment allows individuals to qualify for larger loan amounts or pay lower instalments on a loan than would otherwise be afforded. Standard …