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ESTATE PLANNING: PART 3

TIPS AND TRICKS In Part One, I touched on the importance of proper housekeeping. Apart from the need to ensure that your will is in a safe place (and losing the original will can pose serious problems, since the Master is bound not to accept copies), there is further information which will considerably assist those …

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ESTATE PLANNING: PART 2

YOUR WILL In part one, we kicked off our series on estate planning by emphasising how important it is to get your affairs in order so that, amongst other things, you don’t leave a dog’s breakfast behind you on your demise. That we will all die one day is a scary thought for many, but …

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ESTATE PLANNING: PART 1

Putting your house in order: Despite popular belief, the size of your estate should play no role in deciding whether or not you need to plan your estate. If you have assets then you have an estate, and what you do with your estate warrants your serious consideration. We will all leave the mortal coil …

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A FEW POINTERS FOR LANDLORDS AND TENANTS IN RESPECT OF THE RENTAL HOUSING ACT AND THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

  Although the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 has some impact on the relationship between Landlords and Tenants in renting residential property, the Rental Housing Act of 1999 is still paramount and is in almost no way superseded by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA). Pervasive publicity concerning the CPA has led to certain unfortunate …

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MORA INTEREST

Mora is a Latin term which denotes the elapsing of time or a delay. Mora interest accrues where payment is overdue (delayed) and no interest rate has  been agreed between the parties. In order for a creditor to become entitled to such interest, there has to be a demand for payment made to the debtor …

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INCREASE IN THE MONETARY JURISDICTION OF THE MAGISTRATES’ AND SMALL CLAIMS COURTS

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN NOW BRING A CLAIM OF UP TO R400 000 IN THE REGIONAL COURT?   The monetary jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ and Small Claims Court has recently increased, making the courts a little bit more accessible and affordable. Although it is not the major increase that some had hoped for, it …

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