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Lockdown Rules in South Africa – No Running or Exercising in Your Estate

Although there has been much confusion around the lockdown rules in South Africa, there is one thing that has been made clear; running or exercising in your estate or complex is not permitted.

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The Property Practitioner’s Act - Important Information

The Property Practitioner’s Act is a brand-new piece of legislation that serves to replace the previous Estate Agency Affairs Act. This new Act sets out to regulate all affairs related to property practitioners in South Africa, as well as to provide for transformation in the property sector and to further support consumer protection.

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Training for Real Estate Agents in Johannesburg and South Africa

Calling on all real estate agents in Johannesburg and Cape Town to take part in important training and workshops related to the real estate industry. Providing training for property practitioners in South Africa is one of the cornerstones of our law firm and we are quickly filling up our calendar with workshops relevant to property professionals.

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Property Practitioners Act and Fidelity Funds in South Africa

The amended Property Practitioners Act intends to regulate the business and functions of estate agents, estate agencies, property brokers, bond brokers, marketers and providers of bridging finance. These individuals are now referred to as property practitioners.

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Selling a House in South Africa – A Consumer’s Guide

The process of selling a house in South Africa can be a lengthy one and many consumers are unaware of what it takes to successfully sell a house or property. Therefore, we have put together a consumer’s guide to selling a house in South Africa, which aims to answer the most important questions related to the matter.

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Buying a House in South Africa – Offer to Purchase Conditions Part I

Putting in an offer to purchase is just one of the steps of the process when buying property in South Africa. However, there are certain offer to purchase conditions and pitfalls that buyers should be aware of. This article is part one of two, which discusses common pitfalls in offers to purchase in South Africa.

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Buying a Home for the First Time – A Consumer’s Guide

When it comes to buying a home, many first-time buyers don’t realise that there are many factors to take into consideration throughout the entire buying process. This article aims to provide some important guidelines to consumers who are looking at buying a home.

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Are Witness Signatures Required on Sale Agreements and Contracts?

Many may wonder whether it’s necessary to have a witness signature on a legal document such as sale agreements and contracts. However, a witness signature serves as evidence to the fact that each party to the agreement did in fact sign the document in question.

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Buying a House in a Trust which Already Exists in South Africa

There are certain advantages and disadvantages that come with buying a house in a trust that already exists.

In this article, we discuss the various benefits and implications of purchasing immovable property in the name of an existing trust.

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VAT or Transfer Duty in South Africa – Which is Payable on Property?

In order to know whether you will be paying VAT or transfer duty in South Africa when purchasing a property, you first need to know how the property is currently registered.

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