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Property Practitioners Act – The new law
Some new legislation will bring far-reaching changes to the property industry as it will be replacing the Estate Agency Affairs Act, 1976 (“The old Act”). If you are an estate agent, you will likely already be aware that the Property Practitioners Bill was signed into South African law on 2 October 2019 and we can expect that it will become operational within the next few months. However, Estate Agents are not the only ones who this bill applies to.
Enforcement of Maintenance Obligations
We all dream of living in an ideal world, one where people follow the law, parents willingly maintain their children and spouses, even those going through divorce, wish to see the other still looked after. These basic human instincts should prevail above all else, or so one would think.
The Legal Status of Muslim Marriages
We are fortunate to live in a culturally diverse country with a rich heritage and a Constitution that recognises and respects our differences and affords us all equal opportunities. In South Africa, a marriage or a civil partnership is only legally valid if it has been registered and solemnised in accordance with the Civil Union Act, Marriage Act and/or Recognition of Customary Marriages Act.
Landlord remedies for Rental Arrears
Landlords in South Africa face a common problem regarding their rental properties. The tenant who does not pay inevitably will be evicted, but did you know, that you have a further remedy to claim your rental arrears.