Category Archives: Contracts

The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): The Expiry and Renewal of fixed term contracts/agreements, especially Leases. Section 14 (2) continued.

As stated in our previous blog; at The Legal Advice Office we get numerous enquiries from clients and consumers seeking our help in terminating lease agreements because of one reason or another. The CPA deals with the above subject and … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Expiry and Renewal of fixed term contracts:

The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Expiry and Renewal of fixed term contracts/agreements; especially leases. At The Legal Advice Office we get numerous enquiries from clients seeking our help in terminating lease agreements because of one reason … Continue reading

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What does the Common Law and the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA) mean for tenants when the landlord sells the property?

When a property is sold with tenants in occupation of the premises; what rights do the tenants have when it comes to staying on, cancelling the lease or indeed enforcing its terms?

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What are your rights if you buy a defective motor vehicle?

We are all aware by now the implied statutory warranty on the quality of goods guaranteed by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) and more particularly sections 55 & 56) of that Act. There is still however a lot of confusion … Continue reading

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What to do if you buy a defective motor vehicle from a new or second hand dealer.

  Tens of thousands of motor vehicles are bought every month for both new and second hand motor car dealerships and there are many complaints for the purchasers about the quality of the vehicle bought by them. Motor vehicles are … Continue reading

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Motor Vehicles: Defective or Damaged and The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): The Consumers rights to safe, good quality goods. Section 55: Section 55(1) & (2).

  We get numerous enquiries each week about damaged and or defective motor vehicles, bought by clients, and the rights of consumers in this regard and when this happens. One of the most important aspects for the protection of the … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Leases: Some important terms and conditions:

  In our last blog we looked at the early termination of lease agreements, In this blog we intend to renew our acquaintance with some of the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA) dealing with … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA) and the Common Law: Cancellation of Lease Agreements:

  Prior to the Consumer Protection Act, No 68 0f 2008 (CPA) which came into effect at midnight on the 31st March 2011; the law of contract and the common law covered the issue of when and how a tenant … Continue reading

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What do you do if you purchase a defective motor vehicle from a new or second hand vehicle?

  Because of the number of queries we receive on literally a daily basis from our clients we are once again going to look at what to do in the situation where you have bought a “lemon” from a motor … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act: No 68 of 2008: (CPA): Motor Vehicles and Consumer Rights:

  The purchase of defective or previously accident damaged motor vehicles seems to be a hot topic at the moment. Why this would be the situation we are not sure; but in some ways is not surprising.

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