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February 2020 | Does an Expired Lease Automatically Continue Month-to-Month? At What Rental?

What happens if your fixed-term lease expires without an extension agreement? Is there any lease in place at all? If so what terms and conditions apply? What rental is payable?  We discuss the answers to those questions with reference to the Rental Housing Act and to a recent High Court judgment in which a landlord, …

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December 2019 | Property Sales and Trusts: Demand Proof of Trustee Authority

Selling property to a trust comes with a particular risk, and it’s one that – although easily avoidable – still seems to catch sellers unawares on a regular basis. Not checking that the trustee/s signing the offer to purchase/deed of sale are fully authorised to do so could leave you with no sale at all. …

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November 2019 | “Seller’s Remorse” and “Subject to Sale of the Buyer’s Property” – Can They Sink the Sale?

Holiday Season can be an ideal time to buy and sell residential property, and if you are in the market for a house – or about to put yours up for sale – be mindful of the fact that both “seller’s remorse” and sales with suspensive conditions (like “subject to sale of the buyer’s property”) …

November 2019 | “Seller’s Remorse” and “Subject to Sale of the Buyer’s Property” – Can They Sink the Sale?

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October 2019 | Landlord vs Tenant: When Can You Cut Electricity or Change the Locks?

Landlord vs tenant disputes can quickly escalate into protracted and expensive litigation, and as a landlord you may be tempted to take the law into your own hands by changing locks, cutting electricity etc. We analyse our law in that regard, explain what a “spoliation order” is and what a tenant must prove to obtain …

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