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Judge rules against evicting residents from flats

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
The Schubart Park residents who were moved to Parkview Units, among other complexes, a decade ago, may continue living there for now.

Buying a Property: Check the Seller’s Marital Status!

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2021
Tags: #Property Law
Low interest rates and reduced selling prices are driving an uptick in property sales in several sectors, and if you are one of the many buyers taking advantage of the opportunities now on offer, heed this important warning. It may seem like none of your business whether or not the seller is married, but in fact it is very much your business. As a recent Supreme Court of Appeal case shows, if the seller is married in community of property and his or her spouse does not consent in writing to the sale, you stand to lose the house even after transfer. And you cannot rely on what the seller tells you – you must make “reasonable enquiries” of your own or you could be in trouble.

Estate agents move against alleged regulator failings

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 02 February 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Litigation #Property Law
The Real Estate Business Owners of SA (Rebosa) is taking the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) to court over failing to issue operating licences on time.

Banks oppose ‘unjust’ sale of homes claim

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 26 January 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
Banks have opposed an application by hundreds of aggrieved customers who have filed an application in the Gauteng High Court seeking certification of a R60bn class action, claiming their homes were unjustly sold in execution for as little as 10% of their market value.

New hearing for illegal land occupation case

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 10 December 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
The Western Cape Government said this week that it was disappointed that the Western Cape High Court had decided to appoint three new judges for a new hearing to commence from the beginning in respect of part B in an illegal land occupation court case.

Battle over R10m Hout Bay mansion continues

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 10 December 2020
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
A family who bought a R10m mansion in upmarket Hout Bay is struggling to evict a tenant who has been residing on the property before the previous owner sold it, resulting in a court battle to force him out.

Woodstock exchange housing matter still undecided

By Daily News Published on Friday, 04 December 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato has yet to make a decision regarding the Woodstock Exchange development, which housing activists are eyeing affordable housing.

Before You Buy or Sell Property this Festive Season…

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Wednesday, 02 December 2020
Tags: #Property Law
Our Festive Season is always a busy time for property sales, and this year should be no different – pent up demand, increased affordability, relocations, record low interest rates and availability of bonds are all factors likely to drive a busy property market for at least the next few months.

Conveyancing attorneys under attack by cyber criminals

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 01 December 2020
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Property Law
East London attorneys are under repeated attack from cyber criminals who succeed in duping clients into making online transfers into bank accounts that seemingly belonging to the law firm.

Applicants want ban on land invasion evictions extended

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 26 November 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
A three-day court hearing to determine the legality, or otherwise, of evicting ‘land invaders’ began in the Western Cape High Court this week and is due to end with a reserved judgment today.

Bromwell housing judgment reserved

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
Judgment in Cape Town’s Bromwell Street matter, where residents have taken the City of Cape Town to court over housing, was reserved yesterday.

Judges demand clarity on Tafelberg sale contract

By Daily News Published on Monday, 16 November 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation #Property Law
Judges presiding over an application for leave to appeal a landmark ruling of the contested Tafelberg site in Cape Town have demanded clarity on the status of the sale contract, says a Weekend Argus report.

Waste pickers' bid to remain on land struck off

By Daily News Published on Monday, 09 November 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The urgent bid by a group of waste pickers who were allegedly thrown off a property in Eldoraigne last month has been struck from the roll due to a technical point.

Pensioner wins four-year battle over expropriated home

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 October 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Property Law
A KZN High Court (Durban) consent order has finally brought relief to Louis Langer (84), who battled for four years to get his house back after the KwaDukuza Municipality expropriated the property.

City reacts strongly to rates boycott

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
The City of Cape Town has taken a no-nonsense approach to Sea Point residents who have been participating in a rates boycott by cutting off their water and deducting outstanding rates from prepaid electricity purchases.

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