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Is it better to buy or rent property in a retirement village?

Many South African citizens will reach a stage in their lives when they will need to consider spending their golden years in a retirement village.

There are various retirement options available in South Africa, however each elderly person has their own specific needs and preferences when it comes to where they would like to retire.

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Season’s Greetings from Bailey Haynes Attorneys in Cape Town

Bailey Haynes attorneys in Cape Town would like to take this opportunity to wish all our colleagues and clients a wonderful festive season.

The end of this year has arrived and it’s finally time to start settling into holiday mode after a productive 2019.

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Labour Law, the CCMA and Labour Court

Labour law is the law applicable to matters regarding employment, remuneration, conditions of work, trade unions, and industrial relations.

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The Importance of Commercial Agreements

Commercial agreements are legally binding contracts between parties where one or both are either required to do something in terms of the contract or to refrain from doing something.

These agreements can either take the form of being verbal, in writing, or implied. In many instances, agreements contain warranties which should be reviewed by a lawyer beforehand in order to limit the damages between parties should one of them want to opt out.

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Our attorneys explain the Debt collection procedure in South Africa

Many people are unsure of how the debt collection procedure in the South African courts works.

As a result, many people suffer prejudice due to a delay in the proceedings and in some instances the claim becomes prescribed (expired).

Our courts have specific requirements regarding debt collection which can be explained in different stages.

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What you need to know about Compliance Certificates

Before the transfer of ownership on a property can take place, the owner must provide certain clearance certificates, namely; Electrical Certificate, Water Installation Certificate, Gas Compliance Certificate and Beetle Certificate.

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Buying a Property? Here's your legal checklist

For many people, buying a new home is an absolute dream come true. However, before putting in an offer to purchase, it's important to do a proper inspection of the property.

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Labour Dispute Resolution, the CCMA and the procedure to follow

In many labour disputes employees may be unfamiliar on what the correct procedure is to follow.

In South Africa, the procedure followed to resolve labour disputes is not based on the rules of civil litigation, but rather regulated by the provisions of the Labour Relations Act (also known as the LRA).

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Benefits of rent to buy property agreements in South Africa

Rent-to-buy, also known as rent-to-own, is when there is a lease agreement between the tenant and owner which provides for the rental of the property by the tenant for an agreed period of time and at the end of that time, the tenant has a chance to buy the house from the owner.

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Owning pets in sectional title schemes in South Africa

What is a family without a family pet?

Over the years, pets have become intricate parts of families and established members of the household.

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