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Cancellation of residential lease agreements and the consumer protection act by Waseem Hussain

In the unsettled current economic circumstances, tenants are often unable to continue with fixed-term residential lease agreements, resulting in early cancellation of the lease. Tenants who are “consumers” in terms of the Consumer Protection Act (“the CPA”) are entitled to early cancellation of a fixed-term lease.  Section 14(2)(b) of the CPA provides that if a …

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New act on property practitioners coming by Pierre Lombard

Persons active in the property industry will soon be subject to new legislation, bringing some important changes. The National Assembly has adopted the Property Practitioners Bill (“the Bill”) which will repeal the Estate Agency Affairs Act. The Bill must still be passed by the National Council of Provinces and then be signed by the State …

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