Entries by Jessica Schwenn

Payment Holiday’s

This article aims to discuss the necessity of open communication between yourself and your attorney especially when seeking and setting up a payment holiday plan. Many people will at some point in their lives find themselves being involved in legal disputes. It goes without saying that litigating on a matter can take quite a while, […]

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Securing your rental deposit

  Residential properties : Securing your security deposit Section 5 of the Rental Housing Act (RHA) allows a landlord to take a deposit from a tenant before the tenant moves into the property. This amount must be stipulated in the lease agreement and is generally an amount that is equal to 1 month rental. The […]

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Securing your rental deposit

Residential properties : Securing your security deposit Section 5 of the Rental Housing Act (RHA) allows a landlord to take a deposit from a tenant before the tenant moves into the property. This amount must be stipulated in the lease agreement and is generally an amount that is equal to 1 month rental. The RHA, […]

What to keep in mind when buying a property

Our latest blog explains what should, both the buyer and seller take into account before buying or selling a property. Our blog explains various terms in a contract of sale and who is responsible for the various costs involved, these include agents commission and legal fees. WHAT REQUIREMENTS SHOULD A PURCHASER TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION BEFORE BUYING […]

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What is racism in the workplace?

  What is racism in the workplace?   In the news currently is the matter of a teacher that was suspended for posting pictures of children in her class, apparently segregated by race. Another relevant case has just been decided by our Constitutional Court, where a man was dismissed for referring to a co-employee as […]

PARENTING COORDINATORS – WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

PARENTING COORDINATORS – WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT ARE THEIR POWERS?   The term Parental Coordination is a form of alternative dispute resolution that is used in high conflict divorce and custody matters that must be headed by either a mental health professional or a family law professional. This type of alternative dispute resolution is […]

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What is FICA and why do we need it??

WHAT IS FICA and WHY WE NEED IT?   FICA stands for The Financial Intelligence Centre Act, which came into effect on 1 July 2003.   FICA was introduced to fight financial crime, such as money laundering, tax evasion, and terrorist financing activities. FICA brings South Africa in line with similar legislation in other countries.   FICA is essentially a […]