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Van Deventers Newsletter - November 2017

Posted On: Thursday, November 9, 2017

This week's best articles, alongside short snippets of miscellaneous interestingness that you won't want to miss out on.

Dear Reader,

We are delighted to introduce this second issue of our monthly newsletter.

In this issue we cover a variety of topics under property law.

  • Caveat Emptor - Do your homework - A beautiful view is not automatically guaranteed by the stated intentions of the developer or architects.
  • Dealing with noisy neighbours is entirely possible.
  • Current legislation doesn't go far enough to rectify gender inequality under customary marriage law.
  • airbnb is a great system as long as you comply with the property zoning regulations and the rules of the body corporate.

We would also welcome suggestions for any future topics from our readers and these suggestions can be forwarded to [email protected]

Check out our new articles below:

Be careful when dealing with Trusts

Conflicting Neighbours In A Group Housing Development

A recent High Court decision highlights the pitfalls in not doing your homework and emphasises the maxim “buyer beware”.

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Noise Pollution - Dealing With Noisy Neighbours

You have moved into the house of your dreams only to realise that your neighbour operates loud machinery at odd hours of the day, has a mad barking dog, and he has parties till early hours of the morning on weekends. Do you tolerate this or is there some kind of recourse?

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How Are Women Being Affected By The RCMA?

How Are Women Being Affected By The RCMA?

The establishment of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998, served the purpose of alleviating the controversies regarding unequal positions of women in customary marriages. However, despite implementation of the RCMA, it is evident that these inequalities have not been alleviated.

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Short-term Rentals - airbnb hosts must comply with zone restrictions

Short-term Rentals - airbnb hosts must comply with zone restrictions

Are you a property owner wanting to let your flat out for short term rentals? Before doing so you will need to familiarise yourself with the Municipal Planning By-laws and, if applicable, with the rules of the body corporate.

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