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Stay in the know: Conveyancing news and views of interest to conveyancers and property professionals. The "bird's-eye-view" of what's happening in the conveyancing profession and helping conveyancers practise more profitably.
Recent Conveyancing Articles
This week: Advancing a real estate sector that embodies ethics and credibility; SIU probes how master of the high court fleeces the poor; Ensuring the home buying process is not ‘slow, complex and opaque’; and retrenchment and cancelling a lease.
This week on Property24.com: House price inflation simmers at 4% as prices 'trend sideways'; what you should know if you plan to emigrate yet keep your SA home; and why KZN property is one of SA's 'best kept secrets'.
Allen West discusses the application of the provisions of the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act and the required documents to be lodged with all deeds when the subdivision of agricultural land is given effect to.
PwC's Annual Law Firms’ Survey 2020: Embracing change to succeed, sees business priorities for law firms being to improve the use of technology, to standardise and centralise processes, and to improve service.
Robert Krautkramer discusses a recent case which is certain to be referred to and relied on (or criticised) in the years that lie ahead, on the vexing topic of what actually constitutes an electronic signature for the alienation of land.
Allen West discusses Deeds Office practice with regards the correct description of companies being wound-up, under judicial management or business rescue, or in liquidation, when deeds are lodged for registration.
This week on Property24.com: South Africans continue to shuffle the residential property market; five consecutive repo rate cuts have resulted in a massive shift in affordability; and expanding your property portfolio to the UK.
Robert Krautkramer and Deon Welz respond to the stir caused by the suggestion that the Asbestos Abatement Regulations will require building owners to remove asbestos from buildings within the next 14 months.
This week: Justice Accelerator to grant EUR 10,000 to technology-driven finalists to grow their business; law firms complacent about sharing technology; and survey shows billions lost in investment due to erratic heritage application process.
This edition includes: Graham's semi-retirement announcement; CSOS: A brief analysis of the first five Western Cape CSOS orders; and why Covid-19 is not an excuse to delay an Annual General Meeting.
This week: Registration open for LSSA annual general meeting: 9 April 2021; Property owners have 14 months to comply with the asbestos abatement regulations; and conveyancing industry leaders in UK sign up for blockchain network.
This week on Property24.com: Why South Africans are selling their homes; 2% SA property price growth forecast | What you can expect to pay in these 10 cities; and tenants' rights when landlords pass on special water levies and fixed electricity fees.
Deon Welz gives a measured response to the view that the proposed Expropriation Act of 2020 will irrevocably change property rights, our country and our economy. He considers the process; its exceptional application; and the role of courts in upholding the Constitution.
Landlords attempting to force defaulting tenants to settle or vacate by using a bit of instant “self-help” such as cutting electricity or water supplies, or by changing locks and by disabling access codes, risk an immediate and costly “spoliation order”. Jack Crook reports.