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The launch of a new sectional scheme is always an exciting time for both a developer and new property owner. Registration of the opening of the scheme in the Deeds Office is the culmination of many months of planning and hard work, and transfer of sections to new owner’s often takes place simultaneously. It is...
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In a sectional title scheme, trustees are appointed by the body corporate to look after the finances and administration of the scheme on the body corporate’s behalf. A managing agent may be appointed by the trustees to assist them and act on their behalf in the administration of the scheme. As such, it is unsurprising...
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COOKING WITH GAS Most sellers are aware that pest and electrical certificates must be provided when selling property. These certificates confirm that the buildings on the property are free from insect infestation and that the electrical installations have been safely fitted. What often comes as a surprise is the requirement for the provision of electric...
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Property Quo Vadis Never before has the old Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times” been more appropriate than in our country at present in the field of property and property development. The powers that be on the one hand want direct foreign investment and private investors to kick start the economy yet send out...
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Lauren Maltby has been appointed as a director in our Property department. We shared a cuppa with Lauren to find out more about her work and life outside Property Law. Venns was your first taste of law with articles……. I really enjoyed my articles, despite the first year being very tough. It was obviously a...
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Benjamin Franklin famously said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Yet uncertainty frequently comes up in property transactions, when the question is often asked, “Will VAT or transfer duty be payable on the sale of this property?” When immovable property – be it an erf, flat or...
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Arbor Day Arbor Day Initiative SA celebrates National Arbor Week from 1 – 7th September. It is a time when all South Africans are called upon to plant an indigenous tree as a practical and symbolic gesture of sustainable environmental management.    
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Lauren initially served her articles at Venns and she is welcomed back as a director with a wealth of experience as both a conveyancer and notary public.  Lauren’s practice includes conveyancing, sectional title developments, mortgage and notarial bonds,leases and servitudes, subdivisions and consolidations. Should you wish to contact Lauren her details are below. Contact Details:...
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Some people wonder how Nosipo Mgojo, a vibrant and creative director in our Property Division, ended up doing conveyancing. But, after a cup of coffee late on a Wednesday afternoon, we had a much better idea about what drives this lively lady. You might not think so if you saw my house, but I like...
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Redvers is known for having more than a passing acquaintance with good wine. We broke tradition late one Friday afternoon and, over a glass of Meerlust Rubicon, Redvers told us more about his property and conveyancing practice … I walked to work from my flat in Pine Street when I first joined the firm. As...
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