Wietz Viljoen

Wietz Viljoen

QUALIFICATIONS: B.Proc. (University of the Orange free State) Attorney Conveyancer Member Cape Law Society Wietz Viljoen studied at and graduated from the University of the Orange Free State. Wietz completed his articles in Cape Town and qualified as an Attorney and Conveyancer in 1995. After an absence from the legal field, while experiencing the development…

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 prescribed…

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 renovating it…

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…