The lowdown on rental deposits

2019-12-16 12:23

Are deposits necessary? When can they be retained? And how much can be asked for? Attorney Simon Dippenaar explains.

Tactics used by tenants from hell - and how to deal with them

2019-07-30 07:00

Sooner or later, a landlord will likely face the scenario every property owner dreads -namely, the tenant from hell, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Online divorce: Beware of the pitfalls

2019-07-07 18:13

Opting for a so-called 'online or DIY divorce' may look cheap, but could cost you dearly in the long run, cautions attorney Simon Dippenaar.

How insolvency affects a spouse and a business

2019-03-04 21:57

Divorce is not the only scenario in which you can be affected by whether you married in community of property or out, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Child support - what the law says

2019-02-16 13:57

All parents carry the responsibility to financially support their children, with very rare exceptions, explains attorney Simon Dippenaar.


Unpaid municipal bills - what a landlord can do

2019-12-15 09:44

Ultimately, the payment of municipal utilities and taxes is the responsibility of the property owner, explains an attorney.

Rental arrears: is it worth trying to collect?

2019-07-13 10:40

Times are tough and it is all too common for tenants to default on their rental payments, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

When can you evict a family member?

2019-03-24 17:00

Various circumstances may arise where the person in charge of a property needs or wants to evict a family member, explains attorney Simon Dippenaar.

When and how you can evict a tenant

2019-02-22 22:35

A landlord and tenant are engaged in a contractual relationship, regardless of whatever else they may be in other areas of life, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Eviction: When a landlord may cancel a lease

2019-02-03 14:09

Eviction law is for the protection of all parties' interests, explains attorney Simon Dippenaar.

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