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Property Law

Property Law is the area of law that governs the various forms of ownership in property, for example: fixed property such as a house or building.

The most common way of acquiring a real right of ownership infixed property is through the registration of transfer in the Deeds Office which occurs pursuant to the conclusion of a deed of sale entered into between a seller and a purchaser.

Conveyancers are appointed by the seller to attend to the transfer of the fixed property, and the registration of the deed of transfer at the Deeds Office. The Conveyancer will also deal with transfer duties, VAT payable, payment of the bond registration costs, estate agent's commission, the payment of the purchase price, etc.

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Home owners association fails to seize stand

A home owners association has failed in its attempts to seize a stand after the owner did not build a house within a year of purchasing the property.

Homeless group evicted from tennis courts

Homeless people who have been living on tennis courts in Green Point, Cape Town, have been removed by the sheriff of the court, reports News24.

Province to fund Mandela renovations

The family of struggle icon Nelson Mandela will become beneficiaries of a home makeover courtesy of the Gauteng Government, reports The Citizen.

City granted order to evict homeless people in CBD

The Western Cape High Court has granted a final eviction order in the City of Cape Town's application to remove homeless people living around Culemborg, reports News24.

Defrauded couple get their home back

Benita and Claude Anderson turned to the Eastern Cape High Court (Gqeberha) in an attempt to get back their home which they lost in a fraudulent financial scheme.

Judge evicts family from deceased's home

A Cape Town family which stopped paying rent after their widowed landlady died more than three years ago has been given until June to vacate the home or be evicted.

Municipality ordered to reconnect electricity

Cradock businessman Ben Schenk – who received ‘rates accounts’ of more than R100 000 a few days after his official rates bill showed that he owed nothing to the municipality – has obtained a court order to stop the ‘electricity disconnection spree’ by the Inxuba Yethemba Municipality in Cradock.

Department intends evicting ‘unlawful’ flat occupants

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements plans to pursue an eviction order against 500 residents in three blocks of government-owned flats in Extension 22 in Mamelodi East, Tshwane who have unlawfuly occupied the building, reports GroundUp.

R1m compensation award in failed restitution bid

A Mpumalanga family has been awarded R1m compensation by the Land Claims Court in a restitution claim for land currently used for timber operations dating back almost 20 years.

Exxaro wins long battle to evict tenants

Land Claims Court Judge Jane Cowen has highlighted the quagmire faced by labour tenants whose applications are held up in the government’s bureaucracy.

Man cannot sell ex his part of home

A Cape Town man who co-owns a house with his ex-wife approached the Western Cape High Court because he wanted to sell his share of the house to her.

Neighbour gets guest house shut down

A resident of Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape has taken on the owners of a guest house next to her property, claiming they are intruding on her privacy as they have a full view over her property.

Law firm fails in rezoning appeal

Law firm Sandenbergh Nel Haggard (SNH) – which cried bias when its land use application to operate in Durbanville near Cape Town failed – has been ordered to pay the city’s legal costs, as the Western Cape High Court found the municipality was well within its rights to reject the application.

Limpopo kingdom seeks Gauteng ownership

A kingdom from Limpopo is claiming ownership of land that stretches from Sekhukhune to the Vaal River in Gauteng.

Plett airport upgrade on the cards

A new plan to turn Plettenberg Bay into a regional aviation hub has got some heavyweight businessmen eyeing the crumbling runway.

Nova unable to repay former Sharemax investors

The Nova Property Group is in a desperate financial position and is unable to repay its debenture holders – former Sharemax investors – anytime soon, if ever.

Property syndication complaints a ‘serious problem'

The Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Ombud, which handles disputes in the sector, put more than R39m back into consumers’ pockets over the past financial year, reports the Mail & Guardian.

Attorney exposes alleged Durban land sale fraud

The eThekwini Municipality is investigating how its officials sold a prime piece of real estate in Durban North for R200 000, labelling the sale as ‘fraudulent’, notes a Sunday Tribune report.

Bogus estate agent faces jail after payment default

It could be straight to jail for a Gqeberha woman who defaulted on the conditions of her suspended sentence by not paying back the R500 000 she swindled from unsuspecting clients while posing as an estate agent, reports HeraldLIVE.

Glencore takes municipal powers battle to ConCourt

Glencore will battle it out with two Mpumalanga municipalities at the Constitutional Court in November, challenging local councils’ authority to regulate the transfer of properties.

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