The AARTO bill received majority vote of the National Assembly in March this year and is now awaiting President Ramaphosa’s signature to legalise it.
There are certain marriage requirements for foreigners in South Africa. These requirements are specific and must be met in order for the marriage to be lawful.
Foreign nationals who wish to obtain South African citizenship by marriage are now faced with stricter rules introduced by the Department of Home Affairs.
These rules are a means to limit the number of fraudulent marital unions undertaken by Foreign Nationals in order to obtain citizenship in South Africa.
According to The South African Marriage Act of 1961, up until the year 2000, the only marriage considered lawful was civil marriage.
Because Muslim marriages in South Africa do not follow the laws outlined within the Marriage Act, such marriages have never been legally recognised under South African law.
A rates clearance certificate is a certificate which is issued by the relevant local municipality on application by a conveyancer for the transfer of a property.
The purpose of this document is to prove that all the outstanding debt on the property has been paid by the seller.
The timely registration of deeds such as bonds and transfers, in particular their simultaneous registration, is extremely important for financial reasons.
As an estate agent, it’s important to be familiar with the direct marketing laws in South Africa. The Consumer Protection Act South Africa (CPA) makes several provisions that affect marketing issues such as direct marketing.
With respect to property, there is a distinct difference between occupation and possession which is often misunderstood.
The 21st century has seen many advances, especially in technology, which have provided an incredible amount of freedom and accessibility with regards to communication.
The cooling off period in the Consumer Protection Act may bring some serious, unwanted implications for estate agents selling property.
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