Property sellers – choose your own attorney!

Property sellers – choose your own attorney!

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When you come to sell your house or other property, you have the right to nominate your own attorney to attend to the conveyancing for you. Insist on doing so – It is essential that your rights be protected at all stages of the transfer; choose a conveyancer you can trust to do so with speed and integrity. It is irrelevant that the buyer normally pays the conveyancer (as part of the transfer costs). You carry more risk than the buyer, and there is nothing to stop the buyer from employing his/her own attorney to monitor the transfer on their behalf if they feel this necessary. Have your chosen attorney check the deed of sale before you sign anything. Regular readers of our newsletter will understand just how easily things…
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Bad Neighbours, Unlawful Building, and the Demolition Remedy

Bad Neighbours, Unlawful Building, and the Demolition Remedy

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“A bad neighbour is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage” (Hesiod, 700 BC) Bad neighbours have it seems been troubling us since at least the days of ancient Greece. If two and a half thousand years later you are unlucky enough to have one, and if the particular calamity visited upon you by said neighbour (loss of a sea view perhaps) results from his/her unlawful building operations, take heart. Our law has a strong and effective remedy for you – a demolition order.... [ad name="goldschmidt inline post"] Source: Ashersons Attorneys >> Bad Neighbours ...
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It’s wedding season, but before you tie the knot….

It’s wedding season, but before you tie the knot….

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“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards” (Benjamin Franklin) Whether or not you elect to follow the second part of Ben Franklin’s advice, be sure to follow the first – keep your eyes wide open when choosing which “marital regime” will apply to your marriage. [ad name="goldschmidt inline post"] To ANC or not to ANC?  That is the question -- Do you or don’t you need an ANC (“antenuptial contract”)? Firstly, it’s not an admission that you may divorce, so don’t fall into the trap of thinking “we don’t want to even think about divorce so no ANC for us thanks”.  Not only do our divorce statistics make that a very short-sighted approach, but your choice now also affects you both during your marriage and when one of you dies. Click…
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