THE ISSUE OF THE “DREADED” LEGAL COSTS

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Various citizens choose to abstain from legal proceedings, due to the fear of legal costs.  When involved in any legal dispute which is of litigious nature, it is standard practice, that the successful party in the dispute would request the court for a costs order to follow. Legal fees can be divided into two scales: […]

PROSPECTIVE BUYERS OF LAND SHOULD FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE SURROUNDING FACTORS OF RESTITUTION AND LAND REFORM BEFORE PURCHASING LAND

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In the event where you are in the process of buying agricultural land, or if you wish to purchase agricultural land, a prospective buyer should firstly enquire from the current land owner, if he bears knowledge of any of the following: Any Restitution Claims made in respect of the Restitution of Land Rights Act 22 […]

OBLIGATIONS OF LANDLORDS

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 Many South Africans find themselves as a party to a lease agreement, being either the tenant or the landlord. Too often than not, these lease agreements come to a clashing end, where one of the respective parties, or sometimes both, feel aggrieved and wishes to pursue legal remedies. The most common of these events are […]

Land Grabs

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  Came home one afternoon, noticing squatters or people occupying your property: claiming that it is theirs; that they are entitled to reside on your property; expressly or tacitly indicating that they are busy with a land grab on your property? What to do? Do not hesitate for one moment Avoid confrontations as the situation […]

Facebook scam warning

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BE WARY OF STRANGE FRIEND REQUESTS AND OUT OF THE BLUE CHATS ON FACEBOOK MESSANGER FROM STRANGE PEOPLE   It is important to approach strange friend requests and/or chats from random people with caution on social media, and it is more important to be cautious with what information you provide to random strangers.   One […]

Consent to travel with a minor.

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STRUGGLING TO OBTAIN YOUR ESTRANGED SPOUSE, DIVORCEE OR EX – PARTNERS CONSENT FOR YOU TO TRAVEL WITH YOUR MINOR CHILD ACROSS THE BORDER OF SOUTH AFRICA? In the event where you already made traveling plans and/or booked tickets for you and your minor child to travel across the borders of South Africa for the Christmas […]

6 APRIL 2017 LAND “GRAB”, YOUR RIGHTS AS A LAND OWNER AGAINST AN ILLEGAL FORM OF LAND INVASION OR “GRAB”

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  Julius Malema of the EFF  made some threats with regards to land “grabs” on the 6th of April 2017. (see http://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/2017/03/07/afriforum-stops-julius-malema-from-seizing-land/)     In this regard,  it is very important to remember, irrespective of any form of illegal land invasion or “grab” attempt that may occur and irrespective of any scenario you might find […]