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Electric Fence Regulations in South Africa

In 2011, amendments were made in the Electric Fence Regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act which came into effect in 2012.

But what does this mean to property owners with electric fences?

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Letters of Wishes in Estate Planning

Letters of wishes (sometimes referred to as a Memorandum of Wishes) are non-binding documents that provide guidance of the estate planning documents.

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Hindu Marriages: The Rights of a Spouse

In Hindu marriages, a spouse can enjoy the same rights as other couples who have registered their marriage in terms of the South African law.

However, not all Hindu marriages are recognised by the South African law, and this can lead to serious complications when one spouse dies.

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Is Your Last Will and Testament Up To Date?

In South Africa, it is a well-known fact that more than 70% of the people do not have a will, or their will is out of date or no longer relevant.

Many people spend their lives building up assets, only to have the whole process undermined by neglecting to have a will, or having one that does not reflect their wishes when they are no longer around. 

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The Pros and Cons of Sectional Titles That Property Owners Should Know

Sectional titles have become popular among property owners over the last decade. Sectional titles tend to be more affordable, making it easier for young professionals to buy their own property.

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Sectional Title Repairs and Replacements: What the property lawyers have to say

Property lawyers are often asked whose responsibility the repairs and replacements in a sectional title is.

When windows and doors require repairs, is the section owner financially responsible for it, or does the responsibility fall on the body corporate?

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Boundary walls & fences: The responsibility of property owners

Boundary walls and fences maintain the harmonious relationship between property owners, and determines the dividing line where two properties meet.

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