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From category archives: Legal Articles

General Legal Articles

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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Conveyancing Attorneys and Conveyancing in South Africa

For many years, property conveyancing in South Africa has been regarded as one of the most sophisticated fields of the law. However, with property being the most expensive asset many people will ever own, this process can become complex when the parties involved do not consider all the necessary procedures and costs involved in the tranfer process.

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No such thing as common-law marriage

There is a common misperception of the term “common law marriage” in South Africa. The term is also known as cohabitation, domestic partnership or a life partnership and is defined as a heterosexual or same –sex couple who are not legally married but live together and share an emotional, physical and financial relationship.

Due to the nature of the relationship many regard it as equivalent to a legally recognized marriage, however this is incorrect.

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