Category Archives: Contracts

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

  At The Legal Advice Office we often get asked about refunds due to consumers in terms of either the common law or in terms of the CPA. As a result of yet another two enquiries today regarding firstly, the … Continue reading

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Buying or Selling a Business: Ground Rules:

As a result of a number of queries in this regard we intend today to go over the above topic again. Although not really a part of our core business; we often get inquiries about either buying or selling a … Continue reading

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Sale of Immoveable Property and the Payment of the Purchase Price: A case study:

Today we turn today to a topic which is important to all home owners. The ownership of our own home is a dream which all of us have; but not all of us will realise this dream; and when the … Continue reading

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Insurance Fraud 2:

We dealt with short term insurance fraud in our blog yesterday and today will look at a recent case study to illustrate the issues previously discussed by ourselves and the consequences of fraudulent insurance claims. A client of ours who … Continue reading

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Letters of Demand: The start of the litigation process:

At The Legal Advice Office we often have clients phone or email us about monies that are owed to them by a debtor. Sometimes our clients are a business and want to know how they can go about recovering a … Continue reading

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The Consumer protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Expiry & Renewal of Fixed Term Agreements:

Prior to the Consumer Protection Act, No 68 0f 2008 (CPA); which came into effect on the 1st April 2011; the law of contract and the common law dealt exclusively with the issue of when, where and how affixed term … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): It protects you or does it really?

  Over the past few weeks we have had numerous queries at The Legal Advice Office from consumers who have bought cars from both new and second hand car dealers; and who are a short while later are discovering various … Continue reading

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