Regulation 36 of the Disaster Management Act, 57 of 2002 (28 May 2020) (“the Act”) reads as follows:
“36. (1) Subject to sub regulation (2), a person may not be evicted from his or her land or home during the period of Alert Level 3. (2) A competent court may grant an order for the eviction of a person from his or her land or home in terms of the provisions of the Extension of Security of Tenure Act, 1997 (Act No. 62…
A recent High Court decision again confirms that when it comes to selling your house, honesty is indeed the best policy.
Specifically, disclose all defects you know of to potential buyers, or risk expensive litigation and damages claims.
Defects and Defences
The buyers of a house, who had paid R2.3m for it (the seller having reduced her original asking price from R3.6m to get a sale),
sued the seller for damages in respect of various defects. These, they said, had only come to light…