Category Archives: Contracts

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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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Your rights to return damaged/defective goods firstly in terms of the common law of contract and next time in terms of the CPA:

We intend to discuss today the situation that arises when you purchase an item from a supplier and there is nothing wrong with the item purchased from that supplier. In other words the situation where the item is NOT damaged … Continue reading

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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 the CPA or in terms of the common law. As a result of yet another two enquiries today regarding firstly, the recent purchase … Continue reading

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What do you do if you purchase a new or second hand vehicle and it turns out to be a lemon?

At The Legal Advice Office we get numerous enquiries from clients seeking our help in resolving issues with dealers when they have recently bought a new or used vehicle and shortly after buying the vehicle discover various defects or damage … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act: No 68 of 2008: Section 55: Consumer’s rights to safe, good quality goods:

The Consumer Protection Act, No 68 of 2008; (CPA); which, as mentioned in our last blog, came into effect at midnight on the 31st March 2011 has changed consumer law in the RSA irrevocably. There are a number of innovative … Continue reading

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LABOUR LAW: THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT:

  We thought we would have a closer look at the employment contract; having previously advised that ALL employment contracts should be in writing; and not just verbal.

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Marriages in SA: General:

And now for something a little different for general consumption. We thought that a short blog on the SA marriage regime would be in order. Generally speaking it is the law of the country where you get married that governs … Continue reading

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Contract Law 2: Legal Effects of Contracts:

If all the essential elements discussed in our last blog are present in an agreement, the agreement constitutes a contract, with the legal consequence that its terms are legally binding on the parties. The statement “legally binding” does not mean … Continue reading

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