In Heathrow Property Holdings No 3 CC and Others v Manhattan Place Body Corporate and Others  3 All SA 527 (WCC), the Community Schemes Ombud Services is the primary forum for adjudicating body corporate disputes, not the High Court which is intended to be a secondary, supervisory forum.
The Practitioner's Guide to Conveyancing and Notarial Practice by Allen West has just been published in its second edition and is available as an eBook and in an Online format in addition to the print version.
This week: Non POPI compliant residential developments to face hefty fines; Safe harbour is a positive catalytic change to conveyancing sector; and a Memorandum on the objects of the Land Court Bill, 2020.
Allen West discusses the implication of title deed conditions in respect of agricultural holdings which contain a provision that the land may not be further subdivided, or any portion thereof sold, leased or disposed of, or transferred to two or more persons, without the consent of the Board.
This week on Property24.com: No deposit? You're more likely to qualify for a 100% bond than ever before; 4 simple rules for a good credit score; and 3 free services to help you get your finances in order.
Deon Welz discusses the most onerous requirement of POPI, which is the creation of a POPI “Compliance Manual” in which the rules and procedures relating to the processing of personal information in businesses are set out.
This week on Property24.com: Tenant rights when cancelling a lease due to retrenchment; SA homeowners to prepare for 'bigger than usual' municipal rates increase; and is your information officer ready for POPI compliance?
In this edition: "Knowledge Maps" setting out the basics of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, it's Regulations and the Prescribed Management and Conduct rules; tenants being nominated as trustees; and can the CSOS adjudicate parking disputes?
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'.
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.
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.
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.