Embrace Change? The property market has changed and will continue to do so for some time to come. Our capacity to adapt to these changes, will determine the measure of our successes going forward. Elements that contribute to this market shift: Slowdown in property sales, due to market pressures. Purchasers find it difficult to access…

Introduction Section 2 Part H of the CPA deals with the consumer’s fundamental right to fair value, good quality and safety. The CPA has a fundamental influence on the common law warranty against latent defects. It is however extremely important to keep in mind that the CPA is not applicable to all property transactions. The…

Up and until the Witwatersrand High Court Case in 2008 purchasers were believed to be limited in their ability to complain about the absence of an approved building plan for all structures on the property purchased or that such structures did not comply with the standards required by building laws. The said legal position was…

We want our clients to be happy. Happy with our offering, happy with our service, happy with the outcome. So we work to make your dreams come true. Yes, professionalism, expertise, knowledge and protocol are important but let’s not forget the MAGIC. At Bert Smith meaningful relationships are just as important to us. We strive…

Is a Seller obliged to issue an Electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC) to the Purchaser when same is not noted in the Offer to Purchase? A recent article in a local magazine claimed that according to a recent court ruling it was no longer necessary for an Electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC) to be issued…

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