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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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UJ’s ceded lease repudiated agreement

The Constitutional Court has come to the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) rescue, says a report in The Herald. It ruled in the institution’s favour in a case involving land UJ leased to a school of theology 25 years ago.

Minister acts to comply with Ingonyama land ruling

Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza says she has ‘taken it to heart’ that she and others who have held the ministerial position ‘should have done more’ to exercise oversight of the Ingonyama Trust and its board.

Ingonyama to repay millions after leases ruled unlawful

The KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) has declared the Ingonyama Trust Board’s (ITB’s) residential lease programme unlawful and has ordered it to pay back millions it has collected from residents since 2012.

Prasa seeks eviction of rail line squatters

Prasa will head to court next month for an eviction order hearing in an attempt to move people occupying train tracks on the central line.

First round to activist in battle for heritage site

An environmentalist employed by the eThekwini municipality has secured a small but important victory in his legal battle to rehabilitate an old Indian cemetery used by a freight company to store containers, reports TimesLIVE. 

'Milestone' handover of deeds to black farmers

More than 30 black farmers in Tafelkop, Limpopo, were handed title deeds by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday after 25 years of struggling to own the farms.

Court orders commercial 'invaders' out of 'green lung'

The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has ordered the City of Johannesburg to take steps to prevent Dragon City Wholesale Mall and Anchor Projects from utilising Erf 56 in Crown North township for any commercial or industrial activity, or as a parking lot.

ConCourt dismisses dam ownership case

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the appeal by Kingsley Jack Whiteaway Seale, Ontspan Bellegings (Pty) Ltd, HI Frank Components (Pty) Ltd, and Schoemansville Ouwerklub over the ownership and control of some parts of Hartbeespoort Dam and its surrounding areas.

Landmark ruling on farm evictions

A farmer’s application to evict the adult children of farmworkers employed on his farm Hammansdans outside Wellington in the Western Cape has been dismissed by Judge Zeenat Carelse in the Land Claims Court.

Mandela grandson loses claim on villagers’ land

Trespassing charges against five Mvezo villagers were withdrawn by the Bityi Magistrate’s Court after their chief, Mandla Zwelivelile Mandela (Nelson Mandela’s eldest grandson), failed to provide the court with the title deed to the disputed land.

Tafelberg sale appeal dismissed, but case drags on

The Western Cape High Court has dismissed the provincial government's application for leave to appeal its decision to set aside the sale of the controversial Tafelberg property in Sea Point.

Farm residents fight another eviction order

Former Klein Akker residents are back in court fighting against yet another farm eviction order.

Pandor bid to cancel New York land deal fails

Minister of International Relations & Co-operation Dr Naledi Pandor has lost a court bid to protect her department from incurring wasteful and fruitless expenditure stemming from a multimillion-rand land acquisition deal in New York.

Court relief for evicted squatters

The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has ruled the eviction of a group illegally occupying a property in Dunkeld was unlawful, and they should be allowed to move back onto the property, says a News24 report.

People living illegally in upmarket home evicted

A street in the upmarket Johannesburg suburb of Dunkeld was lined with mattresses and scattered belongings as more than 50 people were evicted from a property that they say they had been occupying for more than 10 years.

Explain how expropriation will affect bonds

Both the government and the country’s financial institutions must make it clear to South Africans what will happen to mortgage bonds on properties expropriated under the Expropriation Bill, according to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

Interdict stops Port Alfred fibre cable trench digging

Telecommunications company Herotel, which has so far invested some R9m in rolling out and installing optic fibre in Port Alfred, has been interdicted from proceeding with its trenching.

Counter-spoliation debate dominates land invasion case

The rights of evicted people and legitimate means to repel land invasions dominated the recommencing of an application by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the EFF against the City of Cape Town in the Western Cape High Court.

SAPS breached law by allowing building 'hijacking'

SAPS members allegedly stood by and did not intervene when the Goedehoop Rental Complex – a building owned by non-profit housing agency Communicare – was hijacked in Cape Town this month.

Rugby union battling to hold on to properties

The Western Province Rugby Union (WPRU) is fighting to hold on to its properties, including the Newlands rugby stadium, after receiving a summons for some R150m.

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