Not paying rent is a dangerous game If everyone played by the rules then tenants would pay their rent on time every month and landlords would keep the properties that they lease out in pristine condition. There are many reasons why tenants default on rental payments. One reason often encountered by legal practitioners, is that the tenant believes that their landlord is not keeping up his side of the bargain by not maintaining the property in the agreed condition. #rent #landlord #tennant
Electrical fencing certificates: Do I need one? The use of electrical fencing as a means to secure fixed property, and in particular also residential property, has escalated dramatically over the last few years. To address this increasing demand the market has been flooded by suppliers offering electrical fence installation services.
Beware of alterations to older homes – approval necessary if older than 60 years | CCH (Cape Coastal Homes / City Country Homes) #homealterations #architecturalheritage #SAHRA #buildingapproval #buildingalteration #60years
No claim for payment against buyer if both builder and developer is not registered with NHBRC | CCH (Cape Coastal Homes / City Country Homes) #NHBRC #homebuilder #housingconsumerprotectionact #building #buildingagreement
Avoid Disputes - Know When Does An Offer To Purchase Lapse? Lapse of Time - There is usually a blank space in a standard Offer to Purchase Document where you would state, until when the offer is valid to be accepted. If a date is not specified, the offer lapses after a 'reasonable period' depending on the circumstances of all the parties to the agreement. To avoid dispute, always specify when the offer will lapse.
Understanding "Voetstoots" When You Purchase Property Many people are under the impression that the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) has replaced the voetstoots clause when a property has been sold. This is not the case and unless (a) the supplier (seller) is providing goods in the ordinary course of his or business or (b) where the consumer is a natural person, or a juristic person with an asset value or turnover below R2-million per annum.
Legal Opinion - Can A Body Corporate Issue A Traffic Fine Within A Complex? “I live in a large sectional title complex. I enjoy living there, but some of the rules are getting a bit much. I’ve received a traffic fine in my levy statement for driving faster than the 35km/hour speed limit applying within the complex. Surely the body corporate cannot start issuing traffic fines within the complex?”