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Early cancellation of lease agreements

So you have signed a two-year lease agreement, but after 6 months your employer transfers you and you have to cancel the lease agreement early. “Fine” says your landlord “but you are breaching your lease and I am holding you liable for the remaining 18 months’...

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Is Common Law Marriages recognised in South Africa

Common law marriage, a concept that refers to couples living together without being legally married to each other. There is common belief that if people cohabitate for a long period of time they enjoy the same marital rights as spouses in a marriage. The amount of...

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What is the POPI?

What is the Protection of Personal Information Act POPI, the protection of personal information act, is a piece of legislation designed to protect any personal information which is processed by both private and public bodies (including government). The purpose of POPI...

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Estate Planning and The Administration of Deceased Estates

The death of a loved one is usually a time of great sadness and uncertainty. It is a time filled with emotions, making many arrangements to pay tribute to the deceased and having to plan for an uncertain future. Very often one of the most important steps is completely...

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Sommerset West Properties

 Ownership of immovable property have evolved significantly in South Africa – no longer is property ownership confined to providing accommodation but the value thereof from an investment perspective have been realised even to the extent that some property owners had...

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