Administration of Deceased Estates – an introduction

ADMINISTRATION OF DECEASED ESTATES – AN INTRODUCTION   After the death of a family member there are certain administrative duties bequeathed upon the surviving spouse, children, friends or any other relevant party who will be appointed as the executor in the estate. The Executor or Master’s representative is appointed after the fulfilment of certain formalities…

VOETSTOOTS

VOETSTOOTS VS LATENT DEFECTS – RECENT LAW REPORTS     Ellis and Another v Cilliers N.O and Others (16936/11) [2015] ZAWCHC 145 (9 October 2015) The factual background to the dispute is briefly as follows: The Plaintiffs bought a wooden house built into a slope and the front is on so-called “stilts”. When they started…

builders lien

Builders Lien

BUILDER’S LIEN AND THE MANDAMENT VAN SPOLIE Where a builder’s lien is in place, owners must be aware not to take the law in their own hands where the builder does not perform in terms of the building agreement. The fundamental purpose of the mandament van spolie remedy is to serve as a tool for…