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DEADLINE ALERT – ASBESTOS REGULATIONS – WHAT DOES THIS REALLY MEAN FOR PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS AND SELLERS/LANDLORDS?

It has come to our attention that an asbestos inspection company is sending emails to estate agents stating that it is now mandatory for sellers and landlords to “disclose the ...
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NEW EAAB PRACTICE NOTE

Further to our post about qualification deadlines for agents that must be in place by 30 June 2022, we have now also obtained clarity on what it actually means for ...
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REGULATING THE POSITION OF ESTATE AGENTS

We have noticed some confusion between estate agents surrounding a circular that was sent out by the EAAB, regarding the risk of being disqualified or deregistered if certain training requirements ...
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NEWFLASH – Property Practitioners Act to commence on 1 February 2022

We have just learnt that the Property Practitioners Act will commence on 1 February 2022. We have yet to see the final draft of the regulations, and will advise as ...
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Constitutional Court judgement dealing with permanent life partnerships

The Constitutional Court has recently published a judgement which has significant implications for people (both gay and heterosexual) who are cohabiting without marriage and one of the parties dies. What ...
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AN INCREASE IN CONVEYANCING FEES FROM 1 MAY 2021

An increase in the recommended tariff for conveyancing fees has just been published. This is in line with the annual increase in inflation as reflected in the Consumer Price Index ...
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Who Gets the House on Divorce?

Historically 44% of South African marriages have ended in divorce, and there has reportedly been a 20% surge in new divorce applications since lockdown. For those unfortunate couples whose marriages ...
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NEW RULES FOR LANDLORDS AND TENANTS UNDER LEVEL 2 LOCKDOWN

To regulate our behaviour under Level 2 of our lockdown, chapter 5 was added to the current lockdown regulations on 16 August 2020. Sections 53 and 54 in this new ...
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UPDATE ON HIGH COURT APPLICATION AGAINST THE CAPE TOWN DEEDS OFFICE

Further to our Newsflash earlier this week, where we advised that the Cape Town Attorneys Association had launched an urgent application against the Cape Town Deeds Office, to address the ...
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