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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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The Mpumalanga High Court (Mbombela) has ruled against a traditional leader who sold off stands on municipal land. Judas Mahlangu has been selling stands on land belonging to Thembisile Hani Local Municipality for years, for about R2 500 each, reports GroundUp.

City purchases private land after landmark ruling

Seven years after a landmark judgment, the City of Cape Town has finally bought the privately owned land where thousands of families live at Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East.

Fake estate agent jailed for fraud

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SCA sets date for Rupert estate dispute hearing

The SCA has set aside 27 August to adjudicate on a long-running dispute between Johann Rupert’s Leopard Creek golf estate and the Nkomazi Municipality, over the property’s valuation.

Homeless at Castle of Good Hope face eviction

The national Department of Public Works has launched an eviction application to have the homeless living near the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town's CBD removed, according to News24.

LHR slams developer’s ‘Stalingrad’ defence

Gauteng-based Dutch developer Arthur Bezuidenhout, who has been found guilty of failing to rebuild the homes his company had demolished to make way for luxury homes, has appealed the ruling and it will be heard tomorrow.

Cape Town given green light to evict 'pavement dwellers'

The City of Cape Town has been given the green light to evict about 200 people living on the pavement at several inner-city sites, reports GroundUp.

Stanfield’s Old Mutual property development unpacked

Ralph Stanfield, the alleged head of the notorious 28s organised crime gang, and his co-accused wife Nicole Johnson have raked in millions of rands after becoming embedded in the construction of the R3bn King Air Industria project adjoining Cape Town International Airport.

Lights and water cut at Gupta Saxonwold compound

The City of Johannesburg has cut off power and water supply to the Saxonwold mansion that once housed the controversial Gupta family, reports The Citizen.

Cape Town releases another parcel of land

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Farmers want Minister to be held in contempt

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Legal row over Mall of Africa lease contract

A possible legal battle hangs over the Mall of Africa shopping centre in Midrand after a lapsed rental lease was not renewed for a popular clothing brand this month, reports TimesLIVE.

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R1bn Mala Mala land claim back in the spotlight

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Developer forced into share sale agreement

Michael Georgiou, a non-executive director at JSE-listed Accelerate Property Fund, was forced into a share sale earlier this month which saw 107m shares in the group disposed of.

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Stellenbosch developer seeks municipal land swop

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Regulator digs in heels over B-BBEE

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Mother loses bid to avoid eviction

A Tembisa woman who refused to vacate her late father’s house was evicted after the new homeowner took her to the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg), says a report in The Star.

SCA dismisses Copperleaf appeal

The SCA has dismissed with costs a Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality application to review and set aside a 2020 Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) judgment that declared its recategorisation of certain properties at Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate in Centurion unlawful, and set aside some aspects of its valuation roll.

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