September 18, 2017

LANDLORD’S HYPOTHEC OVER TENANTS BELONGINGS

The landlord’s tacit hypothec is a form of a real right recognised in law. The hypothec is understood to be “tacit” because it is implied without […]
May 24, 2017

THE REGISTRATION PROCESS

There comes a point in everyone’s lives where they are faced with the dilemma and rigmarole of purchasing a property. Although it is an exciting time, […]
May 24, 2017

THE PROPERTY REGISTRATION PROCESS

Although purchasing a property is an exciting time, it is often a prolonged process that is not fully understood by the people buying or selling the […]
May 24, 2017

COFFEE WITH RAYMOND SCOTT

The early years At the start of my legal career I was heavily involved in debt collection and civil litigation and wasn’t very good or happy […]
May 24, 2017

AUTHENTICATION OF DOCUMENTS

Have you ever had to sign or legalise documents within South Africa for use abroad or vice versa. There are legislated conditions to be met when […]
May 24, 2017

SUSPENSIVE CONDITIONS IN A DEED OF SALE: KNOW YOUR OBLIGATIONS

Imagine signing a deed of sale for your dream house and later discovering that the contract lapsed because you obtained bond approval one day too late. […]
May 24, 2017

WHY IS THE TRANSFER OF MY PROPERTY TAKING SO LONG?

After signing a deed of sale, the purchasers often want to move into the property with great excitement and as soon as possible. When they are […]