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Before looking at what makes these two types of ownership different, it’s important to understand the concept of ownership and property in the context of South African law.
Protected under our Constitution, no one may be arbitrarily deprived of their property. Though, property law is largely regulated and defined by common law principles which were inherited into our legal system.
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In South Africa, buying a property is one of the biggest decisions a person can make. However, a buyer needs to know their rights before they purchase a property so that they enter into a sale agreement that they understand.
When buying a house in South Africa, we know that we must use a conveyancing attorney, but what do conveyancers actually do?
It’s no secret that the impact of COVID-19 on the residential sector has caused major disruptions in the relationship between the landlord and its tenants. It is therefore important to know your rights when leasing a property.
A breach of contract occurs when one of the parties does not maintain the terms stipulated in the lease agreement.
Both the seller and purchaser have rights and obligations which are laid out in the purchasing agreement. This agreement must be drawn up by a conveyancer and real estate agent.
The main right which the seller may enforce in a purchasing agreement is the Voetstoots clause.
With the sophisticated nature of South Africa’s property regime and the various role players involved in a transaction, lack of proper assistance can easily make the process more complex than it needs to be.
Purchasing a house is not only an asset, it’s also one of the most invigorating things one will ever do.
If you are fortunate enough to be able to purchase your own property, you will soon find out that it’s not as simple as buying a chocolate at the shop.
Many South African citizens will reach a stage in their lives when they will need to consider spending their golden years in a retirement village.
There are various retirement options available in South Africa, however each elderly person has their own specific needs and preferences when it comes to where they would like to retire.
Before the transfer of ownership on a property can take place, the owner must provide certain clearance certificates, namely; Electrical Certificate, Water Installation Certificate, Gas Compliance Certificate and Beetle Certificate.
For many people, buying a new home is an absolute dream come true. However, before putting in an offer to purchase, it's important to do a proper inspection of the property.
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