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Wiseman Bhuqa aims to give a proper construction to Section 53 of SPLUMA, thereby removing the consequences of the threat of uncertainty on registration. 

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Avoiding Trust rejection queries

John Christie provides some elementary rules and guidelines to assist in avoiding the unnecessary rejection of deeds where a trust is involved.

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Beware unlawful occupiers

Buyers - establish whether anyone is living in the house you want to buy, exactly who they are, how long they have been there, and on what basis - Jack Crook reports.

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POA question

A question about  the High Court rules for a proper signature of Powers of Attorney for acceptance in a deeds registry (both in South Africa and Namibia). 

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Property Practitioners Bill Commentary - 5

In the final instalment of this series Deon Welz discusses property practitioners and consumer protection and concludes with a number of salient observations.

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Trust citation

A question has been asked about the citation of a Notarial Deed and Deed of Transfer, wherein the Trust was cited without any reference to resolutions being made.

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Deemed receipt of income

In which year of assessment must a property developer include the purchase price if payment is received in the following year of assessment?

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Property Practitioners Bill Commentary - 4

Deon Welz discusses applications for Fidelity Fund Certificates (FFCs) and related aspects such as the prohibition of rendering services without an FFC.

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Property Practitioners Bill Commentary - 3

Deon Welz discusses aspects of the Property Practitioners Fidelity Fund including its purpose; control and management; claims; payments; fees; and co-operation by claimants.