A Valid Fidelity Fund Certificate

A Valid Fidelity Fund Certificate

Property Practitioners Need to Have a Valid Fidelity Fund Certificate   Administrative problems at the Estate Agency Affairs Board (“EAAB”) have made life difficult for some estate agents, particularly with regard to the claiming of commission on sales of...

Transfers: Rates Department Operations During Lockdown

Transfers: Rates Department Operations During Lockdown

Rates Department Operations During Lockdown   The Municipal Rates Department operations during lockdown have changed. From 13 May 2020, municipalities are allowed to perform various legislated functions including operations relating to municipal services and...

Utilising the common property during lockdown

Utilising the common property during lockdown

Is utilising the common property prohibited during lockdown?   We have received queries from various clients as to whether owners are restricted in terms of the lockdown to their units, or whether they are entitled to continue utilising the common property. In...

Transfer Duty Changes

Transfer Duty Changes

Transfer Duty Changes: How does this affect your purchase?   The recent budget speech has changed the method of calculating transfer duty on the sale of immovable property. Any sale concluded after 1 March 2020 will have transfer duty payable in accordance with...

Employment Contract Termination

Employment Contract Termination

Employment Contract Termination While it may seem like an obvious and simple aspect of employment law, many employers find themselves at the CCMA for unfair dismissal or unfair labour practice because the employment contract termination was not done properly. The...

Eviction

Eviction

Eviction For any landlord, non-payment of rental by tenants and their subsequent eviction can be an extremely stressful experience, particularly when the landlord depends on that rental for the landlord’s living expenses. At Fourie Stott, our goal is to ensure that...

New Leave Entitlements For Employees

New Leave Entitlements For Employees

New Leave Entitlements For Employees Until recently, fathers and adoptive parents were largely prejudiced by labour laws which did not provide them with any rights of leave on the birth or adoption of their child. The same is true for those who entered into surrogacy...

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters Strife in a family is always stressful and emotional. At Fourie Stott, our intention is to provide quality service to clients, aimed at resolving family law matters as amicably and cost-effectively as possible in the circumstances. Our family law...

Solidify your relationships

Solidify your relationships

Solidify your relationships in 2020 Not only is 2020 the beginning of a new year but also the beginning of a new decade. This is a wonderful opportunity to spring clean your personal and business relationships to ensure that you are standing on solid ground. For...

Get your HR ducks in a row

Get your HR ducks in a row

Get your HR ducks in a row A new year always provides an opportunity to “get your HR ducks in a row”, so that problems during the year are minimised. Fourie Stott’s labour department offers an all-inclusive service to assist employers to ensure that they are protected...