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A Brief Explanation of The Deed Of Sale

A deed of sale is a written agreement signed by both the Seller and Purchaser, in the presence of witnesses, for the sale and purchase of a property.

Once signed, it is a legally binding document that stipulates all the terms and conditions agreed upon between the Seller and Purchaser. 

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How to avoid paying double commission once your property sells

When a Seller employs the help of an Estate Agent to sell a property, the Seller is liable to pay commission to the Estate Agent who was the effective cause of the sale of their property.

According to Bruce Forrest, managing partner at KwaZulu-Natal legal firm, Meumann White, there are many instances where Sellers are eager to sell their property and thus bring in more than one Estate Agent to sell their property as quickly as possible.

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South African Bond Procedure Explained

Great, you’ve received your bond approval from your bank / financial institution, you’ve signed your letter of acceptance- but what happens next?

In this article, our attorneys in Cape Town provide you with a chronological step by step explanation of the bond process.

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Sectional Title / Freehold Property - Assessing the pros and cons

Shared condominium has been introduced into legal systems for similar reasons: a solution for housing shortages and to accommodate the social and economic needs of a changing society. This article aims to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages between purchasing a unit in a sectional title in comparison to a freehold property. 

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Can non-residents purchase and own property in South Africa?

Investing in property is always an exciting, yet overwhelming experience. Favourable exchange rates create a certain appeal for foreigners buying property in South Africa.  

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Personal Servitude explained by our Attorneys in Cape Town

A personal servitude can be described as the right to the enjoyment of another person’s immovable property.

The holder of the personal servitude is entitled to enjoy the immovable property as if it were their own, but should preserve the substance of the immovable property and not destroy it

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Pre-emptive Right - What are your rights as a lessee?

A pre-emptive right, also referred to as a right of first refusal, is a contractual right often sought by a Lessee entitling such Lessee to obtain a first right to purchase the property that he/she is renting.

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What if the Seller/Purchaser dies before the Transfer of a Property?

A deed of sale will remain valid and enforceable, should the seller or the purchaser die before transfer has been registered. The executor of the deceased’s estate would have to act on behalf of the estate.

When a person dies, the Master of the High Court appoints an executor to administer the deceased’s estate.  

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Islamic Sharia Wills - Attorneys in Cape Town

One of the most important aspects for a Muslim is to have their estate in order. This is an easier task when the country you reside in practices Islamic Sharia law. In South Africa however, Sharia law is not the law of the land and as a result, Islamic succession laws are not automatically implemented as they would in a country practicing Sharia law.

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Purchasing Property in a Sectional Title Scheme?

You may be thinking of purchasing in a sectional title scheme. Here are some common questions/ points to consider before doing so.

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