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The CPA – seller and agent may be liable
In terms of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), should the courts determine that a transaction or agreement was, in whole, or in part, unconscionable, unjust, unreasonable or unfair, the court may make any order it considers just ...
The CPA – the marketing of property
The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) will test the bounds of marketing property. Under the CPA, the seller of a property, or the real estate agent acting on their behalf, must not, through either their conduct or words, express or ...
The CPA – the voetstoets clause
The new consumer rights created by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) will prevent the sale of property voetstoets when that sale occurs in the ordinary course of business. Voetstoets is the sale of something as it is, with all ...
The CPA – the voetstoets clause
The new consumer rights created by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) will prevent the sale of property voetstoets when that sale occurs in the ordinary course of business. Voetstoets is the sale of something as it is, with all ...
Inspections of leased premises
The tenant and the landlord together before the tenant moves into the property must inspect the property and assess the defects or damages to such property, if any, with a view to recording such defects or damages and with a view ...
My lease is about to end! What do I do?
Some of the laws that apply before and when a lease ends are set out below: If a lease ends and the tenant remains in the property with the permission of the landlord, the parties are deemed to have entered into a lease on the ...
Sign a fine lease
One of the thorniest issues facing sectional title schemes is what to do about tenants who regularly flout the conduct rules and make things unpleasant for other residents. From the trustees’ point of view, the problem is that ...
Termination of a managing agent’s contract
In a hypothetical scheme, some owners are unhappy with the quality of services provided by the managing agent. These owners want the managing agent removed and a different one appointed. Is this possible and if so, what do they ...
Leasing property with an option to buy
There are several good reasons to pay a deposit when you buy a home, among them the fact that you will have a smaller bond repayment to make each month and that you will save a mint in interest over the life of your home ...
Landlords ignore the Consumer Protection Act at their own peril
The Consumer Protection Act (CPA; Act) has far-reaching implications for the landlord-tenant relationship, contrary to the views expressed by some commentators. Strangely, some commentators have questioned whether the CPA even ...