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Municipality gets 21 days to resolve sewerage problem

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
Faced with evidence of extensive sewage pollution throughout Komatipoort, the Mpumalanga High Court on Friday ordered the Nkomazi Municipality to clean up its act.

Seller loses bid to keep R1m deposit

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 16 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
After the property sale for his house in Hout Bay worth millions fell through due to the Covid-19 pandemic, UK accountant Christopher Hughes has lost his case to claim a R1m deposit as ‘damages’.

ConCourt criticises trustees for improper motives

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 16 April 2024
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
The Constitutional Court has given the trustees of the Goede Hoop Trust a tongue-lashing for having ‘improper motives’ and using farmworkers as a means to frustrate the execution of sale of a wine estate to recover money owed to Nedbank.  

SCA rules Cape Town site sale lawful

By Daily News Published on Monday, 15 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The SCA has upheld an appeal by the Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town, and set aside two previous High Court orders declaring the sale of a Sea Point property, known as the ‘Tafelberg’ site, to be unlawful, reports GroundUp.

Sheriff concludes eviction of Cape Town's homeless

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 11 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The Sheriff of the Western Cape High Court yesterday concluded the eviction of homeless people living in and around Cape Town's central business district, reports News24.

Cape Town fails in Backstage eviction plan

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The City of Cape Town's attempt to evict residents of the Backstage Informal Settlement in Khayelitsha has been unsuccessful, as the Western Cape High Court dismissed its application and ordered it to pay the costs.

Demolished homes must be rebuilt

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 09 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The government must rebuild dozens of homes it demolished near the King Phalo Airport in East London at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic after the State Attorney’s Office botched an appeal against a judgment ordering it to do so.

Punitive cost order granted in excessive billing case

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 09 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) and municipal manager Floyd Brink have been handed a punitive cost order by the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) after ‘placing obstacles in the path of resolving’ a seven-year dispute with an Illovo homeowner over allegedly excessive water and electricity billing charges.

How Treasury wasted millions on Pretoria property

By Daily News Published on Monday, 18 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
National Treasury has been without a lease at its own head office in Pretoria since 2016. City Press reports that it could have saved at least R145m over the past seven years had it renewed the lease.

Fired property CEO’s luxury home could be auctioned

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
A financial institution wants to auction fired Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) CEO Mamodupi Mohlala's multi-million-rand home following allegations that she has breached a mortgage loan agreement that was finalised more than a decade ago.

Meter tampering uncovered in affluent suburbs

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The City of Tshwane's revenue collection and disconnection campaign has led to the discovery of illegal electricity connections at households in Pretoria's more affluent suburbs, reports News24.

Sellers pay price for hiding house defects

By Daily News Published on Monday, 11 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
Selling a house with defects such as dampness in the walls – without disclosing it and covering it up with paint and filler – can have consequences. Johannesburg homeowners have been ordered to pay the buyer the costs of the repairs.

Mandela's former home to be privately renovated

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 29 February 2024
Tags: #Property Law
The family of Nelson Mandela has declined an offer from the Gauteng Government to use public funds to renovate the former statesman’s Johannesburg home.

Bromwell Street housing case heads to ConCourt

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Property Law
After resisting evictions for 10 years, the case involving a group of Bromwell Street residents in Woodstock, Cape Town will be heard in the Constitutional Court.

Home owners association fails to seize stand

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Tags: #Property Law
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.

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