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Sold to the highest bidderunless you didn’t pay VAT
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • December 9 2016

Before buying anything, a purchaser should always be aware of all its obligations. This is one of the lessons to draw from the decision in Sheriff of


Room for development: The transferability of personal servitudes
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • December 5 2016

A servitude, as defined by Voet, is a right belonging to one person in the property of another, entitling the former to exercise some right or benefit


On safari: South Africa hunts deals in CEE and SEE
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Poland, South Africa
  • November 28 2016

The real estate community was abuzz in March 2016 when South Africa's Redefine Properties acquired a 75 per cent stake in Poland's Echo Prime


Dladla: Temporary emergency accommodation resolved!
  • Hogan Lovells
  • South Africa
  • November 10 2016

The Supreme Court of Appeal on 18 May 2016, in the case of City of Johannesburg v Dladla (40315) 2016 ZASCA 66, (Dladla) held that the Ekhuthuleni


Historical debt for a purchaser? That’s history!
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • November 10 2016

The unconstitutional nature of s118(3) of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, No 32 of 2000 (Act). The anxiety surrounding a purchaser’s


When Neighbours Don't Get Along
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • November 7 2016

At the heart of the many years of animosity between the home owners and the golf club at Atlantic Beach Golf Course, are their interests which


Subdivision of Agricultural Land
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • October 27 2016

On 2 September 2016, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries published, a notice in the Government Gazette requesting comments on the


Community Schemes Ombud Service Act, No 9 of 2011
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • October 26 2016

A great many people in South Africa live in housing schemes where the use of and responsibility for land and buildings is shared. Examples include


When Can Rectification of Sale Agreements for Land Be Done
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • October 25 2016

The recent appellate case of Tamryn Manor (Pty) Ltd v Stand 1192 Johannesburg (Pty) Ltd (78515) 2016 ZASCA 147 (30 September 2016) raised the


Legal Framework Governing Black Township Properties in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • October 25 2016

Many a times, the question gets asked - how does did the allocation of sites take place in black townships and rural areas in KwaZulu-Natal ("KZN"