South Africa and the United Kingdom entered into an agreement in 1978, otherwise known as a Double Taxation Agreement. This agreement is to eliminate double taxation in relation to Estate Duty (Inheritance Tax).Read More
I have a buyer who wants to purchase my shares in a residential property owning company to avoid paying transfer duty. Can this be done and is this a loophole that SARS has not closed?Read More
Are you getting married in terms of customary law? You need to be aware of the implications of not having an ante nuptial contract.Read More
Although it may seem like a good idea to draft your own will, in the long run it will cost more in terms of time and money than getting a qualified attorney to assist with doing it properly.Read More
Here’s a short guide to help ensure that your documents for use outside South Africa are legally valid.Read More
We outline the main features of the administration of a deceased estate, as well as the legal aspects involved.Read More
New regulation coming into effect on 25 February 2019 makes it more difficult and expensive to replace lost title deeds.Read More
In the case of a life partner who is a foreign citizen, you can apply for a spousal visa when you’re in a permanent relationship or married to a South African Citizen or a foreigner that has a permanent residency permit in South Africa. This is where a Spousal Affidavit will be necessary to process your application.Read More
Because it’s important to have your prenuptial contract in place prior to getting married, well help you understand the details and benefits of the different types of ante nuptial contacts, and the benefits of each.Read More
Buying into any form of community scheme means binding yourself to comply with all the scheme’s rules and regulations. Read and understand these rules before you buy - our courts will usually hold you to them.
But not all rules are legally enforceable, and there’s a strong warning for security estates in a recent High Court case where estate speed limits and restrictions on the movement of domestic employees were challenged and found wanting.