Spouses, Students and Sureties

Spouses, Students and Sureties

We have recently received many queries regarding signatures on documents. Specifically, who must the Landlord or Agent get to sign the lease agreement? There is a simple idiom that reigns true regarding parties to an agreement, explicitly dealing with tenants, more is...
Ownership – a collection of rights

Ownership – a collection of rights

“Landlords’ rights are not protected by the South African legal system”. This is a comment that is heard very often when having any conversation regarding property law. It is crucial to understand the rights pertaining to property ownership to appreciate the...
Eviction Notice

Eviction Notice

The term “Eviction Notice” is very often used by our clients and the media. This term is often confusing and is very likely a result of American Law-based television shows. An Eviction Notice in the American Legal System is something that does not exist in South...
Prejudiced by your own lease agreement

Prejudiced by your own lease agreement

Section 14 of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) applies to all fixed term agreements that are not entered into between two juristic persons, regardless of their asset value or annual turnover. Section 14 has had a substantial impact on Lease Agreements in that the...