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Why rates and levy clearances are issued 4 months in advance.

It’s not for naught that we need knowledgeable attorneys when we embark on the journey selling or buying a home. There is a plethora of laws that we need to keep track of and hoops we need to jump through to ensure that the transactions and conveyancing goes smoothly. Being able to entrust the conveyancing […]
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Is Eskom clearances necessary for transfer of property?

The process of selling and transferring a property requires various legal documents to be signed, accounts to be settled and changed, certificates to be requested and more. Your conveyancing attorney will oversee this entire process for you, but in a world where knowledge is power, it is still important for you to know exactly what […]
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When you die… did you live?

At one point or another, we all ask the same question. How we phrase it might differ, but it comes down to this, “Why am I here?” Your question might be, “Why do get up every morning?” or “How come I don’t feel fulfilled?” or “Why can’t I just be happy with what I have?” […]
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What can you do when a co-owner of a property dies or wants out of the property.

Buying a property in a co-ownership agreement with a loved one, spouse, or business partner is a means for many to get into the property market. That property can be used as a primary residence, a business location or as a rental property and both owners can enjoy the benefits of it. Things change, however, […]
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Children’s school fees

After a parent dies, is the surviving spouse still liable for school fees even if there is no money in the estate? When a spouse dies it is never an easy process and there are suddenly a great number of things that need to be addressed in addition to dealing with the grieving process. Being […]
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10 Conveyancing terms you need to know as the property buyer/seller

The transferring/conveying of property from a seller to a buyer can be a lengthy process that involves multiple people and lawyers. It is essential that the paperwork is done to the highest standard and that the property is properly from the seller’s ownership to the buyers. There is a lot of terminologies and specialised terms […]
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How to help your family in the event of your passing – a legal perspective

When a loved one passes, chaos often ensues – emotional chaos if not anything else. Added to that stress is the handling of the deceased estate and all the legalities of seeing to it. If the family that is left behind doesn’t know where to find the deceased’s paperwork, the last will and testament, insurance […]
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A living funeral – why should you consider one

Death is often a taboo subject to speak about, especially if a loved one has become terminally ill or is in his/her old age and growing frailer by the day.  Talking about the fact that the person will pass is, for some reason, unacceptable. During the funeral, we come together to grieve, cry, and praise […]
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How does POPI affect the administration of a deceased estate?

The POPI Act is legislation that has been put into place to protect the personal information processed by public and private bodies. To date, 66% of countries worldwide now have legislation to this effect, with a further 10% having draft legislation according to UNCTAD. Not only is South Africa concerned with data safety, but the […]
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How does POPI affect the transfer of property?

The POPI Act has sent everyone in a bit of a tizzy. Do I have to comply? Does my company comply? Do I have to email our client/newsletter list? Do I have to delete all my data? These questions shouldn’t be new, though, as the Act has been around for quite some time. Now, companies […]
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