Estate agents commission

Selling a home is one of the biggest financial decisions a person can make and an estate agent, to whom commission will be payable, is usually involved in this process.

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What happens after your house has been burnt to the ground?

There are definite steps that a homeowner will need to take if he ever has the traumatic experience of having his house burnt to the ground. Over and above all

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How to change your marital status to another form of marriage contract

Section 21(1) of the Matrimonial Property Act No 88 of 1984 provides that a husband and wife may apply jointly to court for leave to change the matrimonial property system

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Co-ownership of land

The word “co-ownership” in relation to land means that two or more persons own land simultaneously in undivided shares. A share in land does not represent, and may not be

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Capital gains tax and the sale of a property

Capital Gains Tax was introduced on 1 October 2001. Capital Gains Tax is payable on the profit a seller makes when disposing of his property. What is meant by Capital

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Why is the transfer of my property taking so long?

After signing a deed of sale, the purchasers often want to move into the property with great excitement and as soon as possible. When they are informed of the process

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The living will

Most people are familiar with a will or testament and understand the importance of having this legal declaration drafted, by which the testator nominates an executor to manage his or

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Road cyclists vs. motorists

The popularity of road cycling as a competitive sport and a form of transportation is on the rise. This naturally leads to major safety concerns and serious accidents among both

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Fixtures and fittings

Many transfer attorneys have heard the question from a seller: “May I remove the stove or the curtain rails or the shelves or the … ?” The most common dispute

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How to manage your debt

Alecia had big financial problems; she had too much debt and her expenses outweighed her income. She decided to open a new bank account into which her salary could be

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