Factors you should never hide from your real estate agent

Effective communication is a fundamental factor within successful relationships. This is especially true for the relationship between the prospective homebuyer and their real estate agent. An open communication channel is imperative for an agent to fully understand what a buyer wants and needs. Yet, according to Regional Director and CEO …

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 …

Personal Injury? Talk To Us…

If you’ve sustained an injury in a Gauteng accident, we can help to make sure that you are fairly compensated. Contact us today to schedule consultation and learn about the benefits of filing a personal injury claim. We will explain your rights as an accident victim and answer any questions …

The risky business of a business rescue practitioner

By Rico van der Merwe and Melandie Buitendag The concept of business rescue was introduced into South African corporate law through the enactment of ch 6 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Companies Act) and is similar to judicial management contained in the old Companies Act 61 of …

Is it worthwhile buying a fixer-upper?

Purchasing a fixer-upper can be an extremely beneficial financial endeavour. However, only if the buyer has taken the time to do their research and followed the right procedures to ensure they are making a sound investment decision. © victor zastolskiy – 123RF.com Irrespective of the kind of property the purchaser …

Banks Make Buying Property Easier

21 Nov 2014 Back in the pre-2007 property heydays it was quite easy to obtain a home loan at favourable rates – even as a first-time buyer. Since then it’s been tough going with local banks increasing their scrutiny of applicants, tightening their lending procedures and offering fewer, smaller home …

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, …

Your rights and responsibilities as the client of an attorney

As the client of an attorney, you have the right • to professional, honest and unbiased advice at all times; • to be treated with professional courtesy, respect and fairness, regardless of your race, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability; • to privacy and attorney-client confidentiality; • to agree the type of service …

How to buy a distressed/repo property?

How to buy a distressed/repo property? 09 Nov 2011 Now is a good time to buy distressed and repossessed properties thanks to low interest rates and available stock in the property market. A distressed property can be defined as property that is under a foreclosure order or is advertised for …