Eviction During the Process of Transfer

Eviction During the Process of Transfer

It is possible that an eviction application may have to be instituted during the process of transferring a property. We usually encounter this conundrum in two different instances: When a Property is bought and sold on a sale in execution; and In cases where a tenant...
A Deposit To Increase Your Chances to Smooth Sailing

A Deposit To Increase Your Chances to Smooth Sailing

More and more do we see the trend of “cash-buyers” purchasing properties (especially high end properties) for cash. In these difficult market conditions, one can easily be lured into chasing up a deal with a cash buyer. The fact that the banks are still reluctant to...
Disconnection of Electricity Supply

Disconnection of Electricity Supply

On 14 April 2015, the Western Cape Division of the High Court handed down judgment in a matter, which caused a great stir in the property industry. In this matter the court granted an order authorising the property owner to terminate the electricity supply to the...
Choosing the Legal Route

Choosing the Legal Route

We are confronted, on a daily basis, with property owners who urgently require legal assistance with regards to non-paying tenants. It is then to our surprise, that legal assistance was one of the last options to address the problem. Many property owners initially...