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Seller in suspense over instalment sale

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  schalk-and-lucille-t A reader has approached the Property Poser panel with a number of questions regarding the sale of a fixed property by way of instalments and also the effect that a suspensive condition might have on such a sale. The reader is looking to sell his sectional title flat and has been introduced to a potential purchaser by an agent.

By Lucille Geldenhuys and Schalk van der Merwe 19 October 2012 Read Article

 

Splitting joint-owned property in divorce

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  schalk-and-lucille-t From time to time, the Property Poser experts assist readers whose property assets are a source of conflict in their divorce proceedings. In this instance, the reader was married out of community of property under the accrual system. He and his wife bought a piece of land and built a dwelling on it, where they both lived until the end of last year.

By Lucille Geldenhuys and Schalk van der Merwe 12 October 2012 Read Article

Commercial levy centre of attention

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  schalk-and-lucille-t This week a reader presents the Property Poser panel with an interesting question about setting up a participation quota system for a commercial property, in this instance a shopping centre. The reader explains that the centre comprises 28 freehold stands, each with a building upon it. According to him, the “memorandum of articles” refers to a levy based on a budget divided by that number.

By Lucille Geldenhuys and Schalk van der Merwe 05 October 2012 Read Article

Neighbour’s runoff results in run-in

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schalk-and-lucille-t This week the Property Poser experts assist a reader whose neighbour’s stormwater runs across his property. The reader does not indicate if the neighbour did anything to divert the water onto his property or whether it just appears to be the natural flow of the water. He would like to know what his neighbour’s obligations are and whether the National Building Regulations and Standards Act is still in force.

By Lucille Geldenhuys and Schalk van der Merwe 28 September 2012 Read Article

Conveyancer hampers transfer process

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schalk-and-lucille-t This week, a reader asks the Property Poser panel for help with an issue pertaining to the process of transferring a property.
The reader writes that she successfully sold her property and the transfer process was handled by Attorney A. She then made a successful offer to purchase on another property and Attorney B was appointed to deal with that transfer.

By Lucille Geldenhuys and Schalk van der Merwe 21 September 2012 Read Article

Tenant maintains problem property

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schalk-and-lucille-t This week, the Property Poser experts deal with a situation in which a tenant has been inadvertently underpaying her montly rental for approximately a year. The reader writes that, upon termination of her lease, the agency used by her landlord to collect the rental discovered that they had been invoicing her incorrectly.

 

By Lucille Geldenhuys and Schalk van der Merwe 14 September 2012 Read Article

Tenant underpaid due to oversight

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schalk-and-lucille-t This week, the Property Poser experts deal with a situation in which a tenant has been inadvertently underpaying her montly rental for approximately a year. The reader writes that, upon termination of her lease, the agency used by her landlord to collect the rental discovered that they had been invoicing her incorrectly.

By Lucille Geldenhuys and Schalk van der Merwe 07 September 2012 Read Article

Written lease better than one’s word

schalk-and-lucille-t This week, the Property Poser experts grapple with an interesting question from a tenant regarding the merits of a verbal lease contract over one in which the terms are reduced to writing. According to Lucille Geldenhuys from Lucille Geldenhuys Attorneys in Stellenbosch, South African law recognises both written and oral agreements.

By Lucille Geldenhuys and Schalk van der Merwe 31 August 2012 Read Article

Co-ownership creates strained relations

schalk-and-lucille-tProblems associated with co-ownership is an oft-repeated topic for our Property Poser experts. This week’s situation highlights just how difficult the relationship can be. A reader writes that she co-owns a residential property with her mother, who has lived there since they purchased it. The daughter has moved out on occasion and during this time any tenants had to contribute to her portion of the bond.

By Lucille Geldenhuys and Schalk van der Merwe 24 August 2012 Read Article

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