Side-stepping a precarious rental relationship

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Rental relationships can put individuals in precarious situations, something that has become all too clear amid the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Landlords are, however, aware of the possibility of unforeseen events turning a mutually beneficial arrangement on its head and thus prepare accordingly for these eventualities. This is why rental deposits are a staple of every rental agreement. One of the primary uses of rental deposits […]

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The traditional office is dying, what’s next?

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Let’s face it, in a post-pandemic world, the traditional office is in danger. Commuting hours to work just to go sit at a desk with, relatively speaking, a bunch of other strangers breathing the same air no longer sounds like a desirable thing to do (sorry extroverts). Especially with the digital age in which most of our work is done through files stored in the cloud and […]

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Constitutional rights and the limits of vaccination policies

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The distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine is seen as a fundamental component to ending the pandemic. However, mandatory vaccinations in the workplace should be treated with caution by all employers. As it stands, there is currently no legislation in South African law that specifically requires an employee to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a point of departure, the Occupational Health and Safety Act mandates […]

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The impact of the pandemic on the rental market

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As the property market continues to piece itself back together amid the ongoing pandemic, the rental market continues to feel the impact of the times more than any other sector in the real estate industry. While property sales have slowly picked up, and first-time homeowners are enjoying the advantages of a buyer’s market, empty rental properties continue to fill the market. With one […]

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Buying a property in your 20s

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The property market has been a more advantageous ground recently than it has been in the past few decades. Especially if you are a millennial, whose news feed keeps you updated on just about everything that goes on in the world, it’s not something that has gone unnoticed. This has brought the question of whether to purchase a house or to go […]

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