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Eviction of squatters

In City of Johannesburg v Rand Properties (Pty) Ltd 2007 (1) SA 78 (W), the High Court refused to grant the City of Johannesburg an order to evict squatters from an unsafe building in the inner city, pending the implementation of a comprehensive and...

Sale of house without approved plans

The judgment in Nieuwkerk v McCrae 2007 (5) SA 1 (W) is of major importance for buyers and sellers of immovable property. The practical effect of the judgment is that when a residential property within the area of a local authority is sold with a building on it, it...

Fencing off a right of way

M and G owned adjoining farms in Knysna. The only access to their farms was a gravel road leading from the N2 national road and to get to his farm M had to make use of this road which crossed G’s property. M did not have a registered servitude over G’s farm, but had...