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Collect rent in cash? Make sure you stay compliant with money laundering rules
24 Jan 2023
According to an International Monetary Fund assessment, “the widespread use of cash in South Africa poses a high risk for money laundering and terrorist financing”. With that in mind, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued a report in October 2021 requiring substantial legislative changes by November 2022 in order for South Africa to avoid being greylisted by the international watchdog.
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Client funds intercepted? Law firms and estate agencies beware, as there is now nowhere to hide
17 Jan 2023
The 16 January 2023 Gauteng High Court decision, Hawarden v Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc (attorneys), spotlights the severe liability risks attached to all the role players in the property cycle: from estate agencies to law firms in as far as the electronic sharing of banking details and other information is concerned.
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A guide to handling evictions
29 Nov 2022
Evicting a tenant is never an easy process. Following correct procedures and seeking out the advice of a rental expert can minimise the stress and streamline the process.
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If there’s no body corporate yet, who’s running your ST scheme?
18 Nov 2022
Buyers in new sectional title developments need to know at what stage they will start sharing responsibility with the developer for the security, maintenance, and insurance of the scheme.
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If there’s no body corporate yet, who’s running your ST scheme?
Legal
18 Nov 2022
What happens if your landlord sells the property?
Legal
14 Nov 2022
Offer to purchase - a guide to what you need to know
Legal
31 Oct 2022
What you need to know about turning a freehold property into a sectional title
Legal
24 Oct 2022
A Comprehensive guide to buying property in a trust
Legal
14 Oct 2022
Sectional Title trustees cannot award themselves contracts
Legal
22 Sep 2022
Understanding conditional clause when buying (or selling) a property
Legal
14 Sep 2022
How to safely cancel a residential lease agreement
Legal
05 Sep 2022
A New bill will put government in charge of the deeds office
Legal
30 Aug 2022
Tax tips for homeowners
Legal
18 Aug 2022
Specialist loans can help protect value in sectional title schemes
Legal
16 Aug 2022
What is a legacy file, and why do you need one for your home?
Legal
29 Jun 2022
A guide to subletting
Legal
20 Jun 2022
6 Things you need to do when you want to add an additional story to your home
Legal
24 May 2022
When is eviction legal? All you need to know about dealing with problem tenants
Legal
05 May 2022
Insurance bascis - roof maintenance matters
Legal
26 Apr 2022
KZN Floods - The Impact on Rental Properties and Property in the Process of Being Purchased
Legal
21 Apr 2022
Creating sectional title conduct rules that work
Legal
25 Mar 2022
Insurance basics for sectional title schemes
Legal
22 Mar 2022
Debt collection in sectional titles - do it yourself or get a professional?
Legal
18 Mar 2022
Sectional Titles and the POPI Act - what you need to know
Legal
14 Mar 2022
Property ownership and marriage - what you need to know
Legal
21 Feb 2022
New Property Practitioners Act provides better protection for all
Legal
09 Feb 2022
Can a Home Owners’ Association impose speeding limits & fines?
Legal
31 Jan 2022
Sellers and landlords take note, new Property Act requires disclosure of defects
Legal
27 Jan 2022
Community housing schemes also need electrical compliance certificates
Legal
20 Jan 2022
What you need to know about property compliance certificates
Legal
13 Jan 2022
Simple guidelines that make submitting an offer less daunting
Legal
06 Dec 2021