Vis major in a contractual setting: Covid 19 and the lockdown

By SC Vivian SC, C Woodrow, I Hlalethoa Parc Nouveau Chambers Website: 1 June 2020 Introduction: 1. In the light of the nationwide ‘lockdown’ in South Africa, recourse to the legal concept of vis major is likely to be had in a range of litigation scenarios in the near future. The aim of this…

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Cancelling a lease agreement early

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If you want to end your contract early, this can only be done “in situations where the Consumer Protection Act or Rental Housing Act apply” – or if there’s a clause in the contract that allows for early cancellation, or if both parties agree to it. If, on the other hand, one of the parties…

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Property transfers: What are the steps?

realtor money property

From acceptance of the offer to purchase by the Seller to registration of the deeds in the Deeds Office takes approximately 2 to 3 months depending on the terms and conditions of the offer to purchase. STEP 1: THE OFFER TO PURCHASE The Seller and Purchaser sign the offer to purchase which is then sent…

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