Bosse & Associates

25
Jun

Home Buyer loses R5.5m in Phishing Scam – Don’t Make the Same Mistake!

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Criminal Law - Property Phishing Scam Home Buyer loses R5.5m in Phishing Scam – Don’t Make the Same Mistake! “[The buyer] must in the circumstances take responsibility for her failure to protect herself against a known risk” (extract from judgment below) Cybercriminals absolutely love targeting property transactions because they provide the perfect mix
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25
Jun

Brand-New Car Giving You Nightmares? CPA to the Rescue

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Consumer Law - new car issues Brand-New Car Giving You Nightmares? CPA to the Rescue “The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA) establishes a broad and comprehensive scope for consumer protection. Its purview includes developing and maintaining a consumer market in such a way as to ensure fairness, accessibility, effectiveness, sustainability and
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25
Jun

The New Cannabis Act: Here’s What You Will and Won’t Be Allowed to Do

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Criminal Law - Cannabis Act The New Cannabis Act - What You Will and Won’t Be Allowed to Do “It’s high time they legalised cannabis” (Anon) Much excitement has greeted the signing into law of the Cannabis for Private Purposes Act, which will formally regulate the cultivation, possession, and use of cannabis by
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25
Jun

Can You Sign an Affidavit Over Zoom?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Litigation - litigation lawyer Can You Sign an Affidavit Over Zoom? “These technological developments would have seemed far-fetched and science fiction a brief few years ago.” (Extract from judgment below) It’s an important question – the invalidity of an affidavit could sink even the strongest case, so it’s vital to get this right.
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27
May

Why an Oral Estate Agency Mandate Isn’t Worth the Paper It’s Written On

“A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on” (Samuel Goldwyn) Perhaps you are a seller marketing your property through an estate agency, or a buyer asking an agent to find you one, or a landlord employing an agent to let out your property. Whatever the transaction involved, make sure that the agency mandate is in writing. The problem

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27
May

Cannabis Policies in the Workplace: A Delicate Balancing Act

“It is declared that the [employer]’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy is irrational and violates the right to privacy in section 14 of the Constitution, to the extent that it prohibits office-based employees that do not work with or within an environment that has, heavy, dangerous and similar equipment, from consuming cannabis in the privacy of their homes.” (Court order,

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27
May

Siblings Feuding Over a Business: Can You Get a Domestic Violence Protection Order?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Family Law - Domestic Violence Protection Order Can You Get a Domestic Violence Protection Order? “It is the purpose of this Act to afford the victims of domestic violence the maximum protection from domestic abuse that the law can provide” (Domestic Violence Act) When sibling rivalry escalates into physical or psychological abuse, victims
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27
May

Contracting with Trusts – Is a Majority Decision Valid?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Contracts | Property | Trusts Contracting with Trusts – Is a Majority Decision Valid? “Externally, trustees cannot disagree. In the external sphere the Trust functions by virtue of its resolutions, which have to be supported by the full complement of the Trust body.” (Extract from judgment below) A recent Supreme Court of Appeal
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25
Apr

In the Land of the Will, Clarity is King

Article courtesy of Law Dot News |Wills and Estate Planning In the Land of the Will, Clarity is King “The golden rule for the interpretation of testaments is to ascertain the wishes of the testator from the language used. And when these wishes are ascertained, the court is bound to give effect to them, unless we are prevented by some
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25
Apr

Rising Damp and Failed Waterproofing: How to Sue the Sellers

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property Law Rising Damp and Failed Waterproofing: How to Sue the Sellers “[w]here a seller recklessly tells a half-truth or knows the facts but does not reveal them because he or she has not bothered to consider their significance, this may also amount to fraud” … “a willful abstention from establishing the true

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