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Neighbour Relations Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, owners are entitled to use their land as they please provided that they do not infringe on their neighbour’s corresponding right to enjoy and use their own properties.

“Neighbour law” accordingly places certain restrictions on […]

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Neighbour Relations Part 1

This is the first article in a two-part series on neighbour relations.

It is an unfortunate fact of life that some people have little or no regard for the rights of others.

This disregard has, over the years, led to […]

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Fixtures and Fittings

A buyer who purchases immovable property legally acquires the land together with all permanent improvements on the land. Permanent improvements include not only the physical structure but also items, which are permanently attached to the structure. These items are commonly […]

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Voetstoots Clause in Deed of Sale

Almost every Deed of Sale/Offer to Purchase relating to the sale of immovable property contains a clause stating that the property is sold “voetstoots” (as is/as it stands). What is the effect of such a clause? Under the common law […]

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