The voetstoots clause is included in the sale agreement when the purchaser agrees to buy the property as it stands with a full understanding of its defects. In this case, the seller has a duty to disclose all hidden (latent) defects to the buyer. At the same time, it’s the purchaser’s responsibility to carefully inspect…

Part 1: When does Common Law apply? Under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) 68 of 2008, consumers have the right to fair value, good quality and safety. So how does this apply to property transactions? Estate agents need to understand both how common law applies to certain property transactions and under which circumstances the CPA…