Tag: Property

26
Jul

12 Questions to Ask Before You Sign That Deed of Sale

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property - Signing a Deed of Sale 12 Questions to Ask Before You Sign That Deed of Sale “Knowledge is power” (old proverb) Whether you are buying or selling property, remember that it is too late to ask questions after you sign the Deed of Sale (often called a “Sale Agreement” or “Offer to Purchase”).
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27
Jun

Buying and Selling Property: Who Pays What Costs?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Buying and Selling Property Buying and Selling Property: Who Pays What Costs? “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” (Warren Buffett) Don’t risk not knowing what you’re doing when you either buying or selling property. Avoid nasty shocks by budgeting properly for the costs you will incur – some of them can
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26
May

Landlords: Zoning Law Contravention Could Invalidate Your Lease

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property - Zoning Law Landlords: Zoning Law Contravention Could Invalidate Your Lease “…it is a general rule that a contract impliedly prohibited by statute is void and unenforceable…” (extract from judgment below) Here’s yet another warning from our courts of the importance of complying with your local municipal zoning laws, whether you buy
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25
Apr

Property Owners: Your Rates Could Quadruple for Unauthorised Land Use

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property Property Owners: Your Rates Could Quadruple for Unauthorised Land Use “The said penalty … was imposed due to the fact that the property was being used in contradiction to its zoning” (extract from judgment below) Municipalities all have the right (and the duty) to regulate land use in their areas, and amongst
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26
Jan

How the Property Practitioners Act Affects You as a Property Seller, Buyer, Landlord or Tenant from 1 February

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property Act How the Property Practitioners Act Affects You as a Property Seller, Buyer, Landlord or Tenant from 1 February “… a property is an asset to enhance economic activity, growth and development…” (extract from preamble to the Property Practitioners Act) The Property Practitioners Act (“PPA”) finally comes into effect on 1 February
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27
Sep

Property Sellers: Why, How and When to Choose Your Own Conveyancer

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Selling Property Property Sellers: Why, How and When to Choose Your Own Conveyancer “A great deal is at stake in the transfer of fixed property. It is generally the largest single asset that a person owns and the transaction for the purchase or sale of a fixed property is probably the most important

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26
Aug

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

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property - Eviction Refusal Eviction Refused – Landowners, Unlawful Occupiers “PIE recognises that in appropriate circumstances the right to full exercise of ownership must give way, in the interest of justice and equity, to the right of vulnerable persons to a home.” (Extract from judgment below) “Unlawful occupiers” of land have strong rights
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27
Jul

Noisy Neighbours – Your Rights, and Buyers Beware!

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property Noisy Neighbours – Your Rights, and Buyers Beware! “In common law, everyone is in general permitted to use their property for any purpose they choose, provided that the use of the property should not intrude unreasonably on the use and enjoyment by the neighbours of their properties” (extract from the “gym case”
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28
Jun

Buying Property from a Company – Should You Buy the Shares or the House?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property Buying Property from a Company – Should You Buy the Shares or the House? “There is never a wrong time to buy the right home” (Anon) You find the house of your dreams, agree on the price and get ready to put pen to paper. The house is in the name of
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27
May

When Bond Clauses Sink Sales

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property When Bond Clauses Sink Sales “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success” (Alexander Graham Bell) You sell your house, give the signed sale agreement to your attorney, and wait to get paid out as soon as the property is transferred in the Deeds Office. What could possibly go wrong? Quite
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