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Sixteen-month wait for eviction judgment

By Daily News Published on Friday, 01 July 2022
Tags: #Ethics #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
Sixteen months since Acting Judge Bernard Martin reserved judgment in the matter over emergency housing for many destitute families facing evictions in the Drakenstein Municipality, the ruling is yet to be delivered.

Attorney questions 15-month delay in delivering judgment

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Tags: #Civil Rights #General Legal Practice #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation
A judgment reserved in the Western Cape High Court has been delayed for about 15 months in a matter about emergency housing for families facing evictions in the Drakenstein Municipality.

Property mogul plans more action on rents issue

By Daily News Published on Monday, 25 April 2022
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
Property mogul Keith Bothongo has vowed to institute further litigation against the Department of Public Works for alleged defamation, loss of income, and reputational damage after winning a first round about rental payments.

Public Works ordered to pay R58m overdue rent

By Daily News Published on Friday, 22 April 2022
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ordered the Department of Public Works & Infrastructure (DPWI) to pay millions in outstanding rent to property management company Bothongo Group after months of non-payment.

Evicted sangoma must be allowed back

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Tags: #Civil Rights #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation
The owners of a Johannesburg business premises who kicked out a sangoma, along with some of the ‘tools of her trade’, from the office she was renting has been ordered by the court to immediately allow her back into her office.

Singer in legal battle with body corporate

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 19 April 2022
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
Flamboyant pop music sensation and community activist Nomsa Mazwai is embroiled in a legal tug of war with the Jabulani Manor Body Corporate in Soweto.

Johannesburg eviction rulings failings exposed

By Daily News Published on Monday, 28 March 2022
Tags: #Civil Rights #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation
Research by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (Seri) shows the Johannesburg Central Magistrate’s Court has failed to implement the law in its eviction rulings.

New Act has far-reaching impact on property sector

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 09 March 2022
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Landlord Tenant Law #Property Law
The long-awaited Property Practitioner Act – which came into operation on 1 February – has recognised the need for transformation within the property sector and the protection of consumers.

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Can Your Tenant Claim a Lockdown Rental Remission?

By Ashersons Attorneys | Selwyn Zackon | Published on Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation
The Covid-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns and restrictions have impacted negatively on many businesses, and there has been much uncertainty as to whether commercial tenants of leased property are entitled to claim a remission of rental if their trading activities are curtailed.

Cape Town evictions appeal dismissed

By Daily News Published on Monday, 10 January 2022
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
The SCA has dismissed, in large part, an appeal by the City of Cape Town against an interim ruling preventing the eviction of people and demolition of structures without a court order during the National State of Disaster.

1902 ruling unpacked in lockdown dispute case

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 November 2021
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
'Unprecedented circumstances’ brought on by the Covid-19 lockdown regulations have seen a legal battle between a commercial tenant and a landlord thrashed out in the Western Cape High Court.

Judgment reserved in District Six evictions case

By Daily News Published on Monday, 04 October 2021
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation
The Western Cape High Court has reserved judgment in the eviction case of 46 homeless people in District Six, whose structures were forcibly destroyed by law enforcement officials two weeks ago.

Eviction Refused – Landowners, Unlawful Occupiers and the “Just and Equitable” Test

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Wednesday, 01 September 2021
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
“Unlawful occupiers” of land have strong rights under our Constitution and other laws, and most property owners and landlords understand the need to tread carefully whenever the issue of eviction arises. They are required to comply fully with the provisions of PIE (the “Prevention of Illegal Eviction and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act”) – certainly achievable but never to be taken lightly.

SCA overturns High Court lease agreement ruling

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation
The SCA has upheld an appeal against an order of the Western Cape High Court, over a lease agreement between Capital Propfund 4 and Harbour Arch Investment Holdings.

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