Christo Mulder Attorneys

Complex Living: Be Aware of the Hidden Costs

When considering the purchase of a unit within a complex, it’s crucial to look beyond the surface-level expenses such as the advertised levies. Without thorough research, potential buyers may find themselves facing unexpected financial burdens. The structure of sectional title schemes In sectional title schemes, you own your unit but share ownership of the property’s […]

Understanding Your Rights: Breach and Penalty Clauses in Property Agreements

When buying immovable property, the offer to purchase serves as an agreement between buyer and seller. Within this document, certain clauses demand meticulous attention from both parties. These clauses outline the rights, obligations, and procedures that govern the transaction. Understanding these key provisions is essential for ensuring that the interests of both the buyer and […]

Rouwkoop Clauses: What Is It and Is It Enforceable?

The rouwkoop clause, frequently featured in agreements between sellers and purchasers, grants the seller the right to retain a portion or a specified amount of the payment if the agreement is cancelled. The general principle, which normally applies when an agreement between two parties is cancelled, whether unilaterally or by agreement, is that of restitution […]

The ABCs of Lease Agreements in South Africa

Navigating the world of lease agreements can be complex and fraught with potential pitfalls. In South Africa, these agreements are an essential tool for establishing clear expectations and protecting the interests of both landlords and tenants. Whether you’re a seasoned property manager, a first-time landlord, or a prospective tenant, understanding the nuances of these contracts […]

The Dos and Don’ts for Landlords Regarding the Rental Housing Act

In South Africa, the Rental Housing Act lays out important dos and don’ts for landlords. By adhering to these guidelines, landlords can maintain positive, lawful relationships with tenants, ensuring a fair and transparent renting experience for all parties involved. Landlords play a crucial role in providing safe and comfortable homes for tenants. In South Africa, […]

Responsibility to maintain and repair foundations and boundary walls in a Sectional Title Scheme

This article will briefly consider the definitions of common property vis-à-vis sections in terms of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 in order to establish who must maintain what in sectional title scheme developments. Many residential developments in South Africa are established in terms of South Africa’s sectional title scheme legislation. Residents […]

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