Monthly Archives: July 2015

Alternative Dispute Resolution as a viable alternative to litigation.

Have you ever heard of the phrase “alternative dispute resolution?” One of the services The Legal Advice Office provides to our clients, and other interested parties; is alternative dispute resolution processes and procedures.

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Consumer Protection Act No 68/2008 (CPA): Cancellation of Commercial Lease Agreements:

Once again we have had queries in the last week about early notices of termination of lease agreements in terms of the CPA and the application of a “reasonable penalty” as a result. We believe that it is, once again, … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act (CPA): Motor Vehicles 2:

Carrying on from where we left off in our last Blog: We are afraid to have to say this; but Motor Dealerships in general make very little effort to comply with their obligations in terms of the Consumer Protection Act … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Damaged/Defective Motor Vehicles 1:

During our life time there are two assets which we hope to acquire which are really high value items and high maintenance assets; if we acquire problems with inherent problems. These two assets are our motor vehicles and our homes; … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA); Your rights to return damaged Goods:2

We started in our last blog on this subject; so; if you have not read it; perhaps you should do so now. Last time; we dealt with the situation where there was something wrong or defective with the goods purchased.

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The Consumer Protection Act (CPA): Your rights to return damaged Goods 1:

We get a number of enquiries every single week from clients about whether, when and how they can go about returning faulty or damages goods. It is really disturbing to realise how many suppliers, big and small, continue to ignore … Continue reading

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Divorce: How does the process work?

As promised in our last blog of a week ago; we now look at the Divorce process. All divorces are dealt with either in the High Court or in the Regional Divorce Court; which latter courts have been specifically created … Continue reading

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Divorce: What to consider before you proceed.

Sadly; one of the matters that we get many queries about; is the issue of divorce. Under the current SA law on divorce; basically; if one of the parties to a marriage feels the marriage is over; and there is … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) Lease Cancellations:

Prior to the commencement of the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA) on the 1st April 2011, the law of contract and the common law covered the issue of when and how a tenant went about cancelling a … Continue reading

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