Legal Stuff


Tax benefits of home ownership

By Tahir Desai+ on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tax benefits of home ownership

Those home owners who buy a property with the idea of writing off expenses to reduce their personal tax, should be very clear on what the law states.


Is your builder NHBRC registered?

By Tahir Desai+ on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Is your builder NHBRC registered?

Check that builders are NHBRC registered and that the building is formally enrolled, if they’re not, you will not have any recourse in the event of shoddy workmanship.


How to choose the right conveyancer

By Tahir Desai+ on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

How to ensure you deal with the right legal property specialist when you sell your property.


Steps for time efficient AGMs

By Tahir Desai+ on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Steps for time efficient AGMs

Although they are very important, many body corporate members avoid attending them because they are not well organised. Get your AGMs organised by following these steps.


Collecting special levies in sectional title schemes

By Tahir Desai+ on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The collection of special levies in sectional title schemes can cause unnecessary conflict due to stakeholders not understanding the legalities around it


Legal requirements when registering a property in a company

By Engel&VolkersSA+ on Monday, December 1, 2014

Legal requirements when registering a property in a company

Perhaps you made a decision to buy a property in the name of a company registered with the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC)? Here’s some stuff you need to know!


Webinar: property rights and land distribution laws

By Private Property | Scott Picken of IPS+ on Monday, November 10, 2014

Is South Africa hoisting another red flag that investors need to watch out for? How are you going to be affected by the new property rights and land distribution laws?



Pros and cons of a paid-up bond facility

By Private Property | Kloppers Incorporated+ on Monday, June 23, 2014

Where the full term of the home loan period is reached and the account reflects a zero balance and the owner elects to keep the home loan open, the owner should be aware that monthly bank service fees as well as the insurance premiums (if applicable) will be levied by the bank for as long as the account is open.


Capital Gains Tax for property owners and investors

By Private Property | Rawson Property Group+ on Monday, June 23, 2014

The ramifications and implications of South Africa’s Capital Gains Tax are these days fairly well understood by the business community and those with substantial assets, but the average home owner and smaller property investor have quite often never really investigated or got to grips with the Act.


What happens when levies aren’t paid

By Private Property | Propell+ on Monday, June 9, 2014

Owners of units in sectional title schemes who do not pay their levies place an unacceptable burden on the other members of the scheme.


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