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HIGH COURT VICTORY FOR KIBO PROPERTY SERVICES (PTY) LTD.
Posted On: 17 July 2024

 

This article provides a summary of the successful judgement on behalf of our client, Kibo Property Services (Pty) Ltd. in a landmark case impacting the governance of community schemes and the interpretation of the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act in South Africa. 

 
Insolvency
Posted On: 21 May 2024

 

Insolvency refers to a state in which an individual or entity (i.e. business) can no longer meet their financial obligations to lenders. The insolvent party can either opt for voluntary sequestration or face involuntary sequestration.

 
UNDERSTANDING THE DEBT COLLECTION PROCESS
Posted On: 04 April 2024

 

In this article we uncover the debt collection process, which includes key aspects to handling a scenario of a debtor evading payment and how we follow a well-defined legal framework designed to protect the rights of both creditors and debtors for a favourable outcome.

 
Opinion Piece - Home Owners Association (HOA) VS Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA)
Posted On: 05 March 2024

 

An opinion piece on a case which references the use of the Property Practitioners Act 22 of 2019 in a situation between a Home Owners Association (HOA) and the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA).

 
Family Law Matters
Posted On: 08 February 2024

 

Family law encompasses a wide array of legal matters pertaining to family relationships and domestic issues. We here at EW Serfontein & Associates Inc have a loyal track record of assisting our clients in these challenging matters. 

 
A Guideline to Municipal Disputes in South Africa
Posted On: 20 September 2023

 

In South Africa we are provided municipal services in return for our rates and taxes paid to our relevant local municipalities. It’s no secret that the state of the municipal services rendered in South Africa over the past couple of years has proven to be below par, as well as non-existent in some municipal regions. 

 
A BRIEF EXPLORATION OF COMPANY LAW
Posted On: 28 July 2023

 

Company law is a fundamental aspect of the modern economy and business world. It provides the legal framework which governs the formation, operation, and dissolution of businesses, promoting fair and transparent business practices while safeguarding relevant stakeholder rights and interests. 

 
5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A PROPERTY
Posted On: 27 July 2023

 

The decision to buy a property is one of the most significant, and exciting, financial decisions you will make in your life. In this article we cover five (5) key considerations surrounding the decision to buy a property in South Africa.

 
UNDERSTANDING SECTIONAL TITLES IN SOUTH AFRICA
Posted On: 26 June 2023

 

Communal living (i.e. Complexes and Estates) in South Africa is becoming increasingly popular due to the elements of safety and security. The majority of these communities include properties which are registered under Sectional Title Ownership Schemes.

 
BUYING OR SELLING A PROPERTY? OUR CONVEYANCING TEAM IS HERE TO HELP
Posted On: 26 June 2023

 

Buying or selling a property is a significant event in most people’s lives. The excitement of finding a new home, office or piece of land can often be over-shadowed by many administrative and legal factors, which is why we, here at E. W. Serfontein & Associates, are available to assist you as partners in streamlining this process.

 
HIGH COURT JUDGMENT PROVIDES CLARITY ON RULE 27(3) OF THE MAGISTRATE COURT’S RULES
Posted On: 28 March 2022

 

In Pierre Pienaar N.O. v Silver Lakes Homeowners Association NPC (2021), the Pretoria High Court made a ruling which clarified the application of Rule 27(3) of the Magistrate Court’s Rules of Court (“the Rules”).

 
MANAGEMENT OF SECTIONAL TITLE SCHEMES
Posted On: 15 March 2022

 

Managing a sectional title scheme can be challenging at times. Fortunately, some of these challenges can be solved with a cursory knowledge of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act[1] (hereinafter “the STSMA”). This article focusses briefly on 5 questions we are most asked ...