Can I be held liable for a fire that spread beyond my property?

The question that a lot of farm owners ask is whether they can be held accountable for fires that spread beyond their property? If the aforementioned is answered in the affirmative the next question is normally in which circumstances?   The good thing about the question is that the National Veld & Forest Fire Act […]

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When will the voetstoots clause save the seller?

There seems to be a general belief that a voetstoots clause in a contract of sale of land will always protect the seller against any claims for latent defects instituted by the purchaser. This is not correct. In the case of Havidise v Heydricks 2014 (1) SA 235 the voetstoots clause did, however, indeed do […]

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Sale of property and the National Credit Act

One might think that only banks and other financial institutions need to register as credit grantors in terms of the National Credit Act. This is, however, not the case. Where credit is granted by a seller to a purchaser of immovable property, the National Credit Act might apply. If it does, several requirements have to […]

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