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The Legal Advice Office offers affordable Legal Advice as well as Legal and Paralegal Services throughout South Africa.

Our legal advice and services are based on 40 years of experience in the professional legal field.  As a purely internet based legal consultancy business, we pride ourselves in personal, professional and efficient service at affordable rates and undertake to revert to our clients within 48 hours of their query being received by us.

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Retrenchment

In this day and age and in the light of very difficult economic realities in the RSA, a lot of employees have to be aware that companies are struggling financially.

Even large blue chip companies are being effected and have to constantly plan ahead in order to retain a competitive edge over their competition.
Just this last week, Standard Bank has announced that it intends to close 91 branches and that this will affect about 1200 employees. A short while ago,

Absa announced a restructuring plan which will result in the possible retrenchment of about 800 employees.
I was recently asked to do a piece on retrenchment. 

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Sellers contemplating an instalment sale agreement containing interest charges should take careful note of the steps to be taken before concluding the sale agreement

The National Credit Act No 34 of 2005 has some wide-ranging applicability on immovable property instalment sale agreements.

Here is a case study to illustrate and understand the implications of The National Credit Act  based on an inquiry our office received this last week :

“I own a property in Muizenberg, Cape Town. A buyer is interested in buying my flat. Her bank is not prepared to give her a loan because she is paying off a few personal loans, but she is prepared to enter into an instalment sale agreement to pay the purchase price in instalments over a period of time, much like a rental. I like the idea of at least getting a monthly income, but I am worried whether I can do this and charge interest on the instalments, particularly as it will take a few years for her to pay the price in full?”

political unrest

SASRIA is the only insurer in South Africa that provides cover for damage caused during these kinds of incidents.

The Legal Advice Office received the following query in on Friday.

 “Good morning. I am a business owner in Hermanus and have a query regarding insurance. 

With all the civil unrest which happened in our town during 2018; and although I did not, as yet, suffer direct damage to my business premises or any of my other business assets; I have suffered severe financial loss of income loss. However; I have been wondering whether insurance companies are obliged to pay out insured persons or companies whose property was in fact damaged by these incidents.” 

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Legal Advice Office

South Africa

Kandelaar Street, Vermont, Hermanus
Phone: +27 (028) 316 2458
Email: info@legaladviceoffice.co.za