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James Pusch Commey

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Hi Karla In the past landlords could hold tenants liable for the full term of a lease agreement, if the tenant prematurely terminates and moves out. Not so anymore. The Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999...

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Hi Brenda In the first place the seller has no right to declare forfeit your deposit, assuming you breached the OTP. Even if a forfeiture is written in the contract. If you breached the contract what...

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Hi Ryan. The landlord is taking the law into his own hands. The Rental and Housing Act requires the landlord to refund the rental deposit and interest accrued within 7 days of expiry of the lease. ( Deposit...

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Hello Here are the legal principles with respect to property sold “as is “ (voetstoots) but which turns out to have latent defects ( hidden ) 1) An estate agent’s misrepresentations is binding...

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Hi.  Yes. She can get it back. All they want is the money. She should approach the finance institution or bank which financed the vehicle and offer to pay the outstanding balance. When paid...

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Hello Aamina Firstly I would assume that your mother’s marriage was registered by an Imam. And that she was the only spouse of your father. To begin with any signatory to a Will is not entitled to...

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Hello Craig Your question has just been brought to my attention. Since your gardener has worked for more than 4 years , he would have been entitled to 365 credit days for payment under the UIF. As a...

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Hi Melissa Sorry for delay. This was due to a technical glitch. Firstly your company cannot compel you to submit to a company policy that violates your constitutional right to privacy,  and which will...

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Hi Elena Great hearing from you. The rule that you cannot have lunch in the office with your husband makes no sense. Neither does it make any sense for any other work colleague who wishes to meet in an...

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Hi Michelle It is indeed correct that you should not walk into an ambush without taking legal advice. Any attempt to summarily cancel your contract on an alleged breach must attract  damages. On the...

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