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The Consumer Protection Act and Estate Agent Mandates

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The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) became effective on the 1st of April 2011 and made provisions for the requirements that should be met in an estate agent mandate agreement.

Overall, the CPA serves to promote fair, transparent and ethical business practice so as to protect the consumer from unlawful conduct.

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Posted by Cor van Deventer on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Views: 24

 

How a Voetstoots Clause Protects a Buyer from Unapproved Building Plans

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There has been a lot of speculation as to whether unapproved building plans for a carport or outbuilding would constitute a latent building defect.

Additionally, there have been questions raised regarding whether or not the voetstoots clause protects the seller against physical defects only.

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Posted by Cor van Deventer on Friday, July 5, 2019 Views: 42

 

Direct Marketing Laws Affecting Real Estate in South Africa

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Direct marketing laws affecting real estate are laid out by The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) and specify many aspects of direct marketing and the marketing related activities of estate agents.

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Posted by Cor van Deventer on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Views: 77

 

Consumer Protection Act and Estate Agents Code of Conduct

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Estate agents’ responsibilities are made clear in the Institute of Estate Agents South Africa Code of Ethics and Conduct and is supported by the Consumer Protection Act.

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Posted by Cor van Deventer on Friday, June 28, 2019 Views: 106