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VAT Relief For Residential Property Developers After Expiry Of Section 18B
In principle, VAT incurred by a vendor on the cost of developing residential property for sale may be claimed as an input tax deduction.
South Africa
29 Aug 2018
What Are The Implications Of Uganda's New Landlord And Tenant Bill ?
Below, we highlight the main issues in the Bill.
30 May 2018
Appointment And Duties Of An Information Officer In Terms Of South Africa's POPI Draft Regulations
The draft regulations refer to, and have attached to them, various forms that prescribe how these requests may be obtained.
South Africa
10 Oct 2017
Rent Must Now Be Charged In Uganda Shillings
Below, we summarise this new legal requirement.
29 Aug 2017
Expediting Compulsory Land Acquisition: The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017
Article 26 of the Ugandan Constitution enshrines the right to property and the protection from deprivation of property, subject only to the prompt payment of fair and adequate compensation...
South Africa
14 Jul 2017
Occupational Health And Safety Act – Guidelines For The Construction Regulations, 2014
On Friday, 2 June 2017, a notice (GNR.489) was published in Government Gazette No. 40883, which contains guidelines/explanatory notes in relation to the Construction Regulations, 2014.
South Africa
13 Jun 2017
Fundamental Reform In Business Facilitation And Expansion Of Economic Horizons In Mauritius
Below is an overview of those legal changes that we deem notable.
12 Jun 2017
Urban Development Zone Allowances Under The Income Tax Act
In line with international models, South Africa has attempted to incentivise investment into the development and renewal of certain urban areas.
South Africa
23 May 2017
The Importance Of Asserting Rights In A Water Crisis
Establishing a right to use water is one matter, but establishing precisely how much water one is entitled to is another.
South Africa
10 Mar 2017
Is There Still Place For Fixed-Term Contracts In The Construction Industry?
Can a construction contractor automatically terminate its employees' contracts when skills are no longer required for a construction project?
South Africa
8 Dec 2016
No Looking Back For Section 13sex Of The Income Tax Act
Section 13sex of the Act now provides for a 5% depreciation allowance per annum over 20 years, and applies only to new and unused residential units or improvements.
South Africa
26 Sep 2016
The Case Of The Unconditional Guarantee That Wasn't
When the wording of a construction-related guarantee is ambiguous, the intention of the parties involved is key in determining its true nature.
South Africa
14 Jul 2016
An Agreement With An Agent As Contemplated In Section 37(2) Of OHASA – Why It Is Necessary
With the advent of the Construction Regulations, 2014, additional duties are now placed on the "client" that did not exist under the previous regulatory regime.
South Africa
17 May 2016
Is Your Sale Of Land In Instalments Subject To The National Credit Act, 34 Of 2005?
In terms of the National Credit Act ("the Act"), an instalment agreement is defined as a sale of movable property. From the definition, it would seem that instalment sale agreements over immovable property are excluded from the Act.
South Africa
22 Jan 2016
Could Failing To Pay Your Rates, Taxes, Water And Electricity Charges Lead To Termination Of Your Water And Electricity Supply?
A landlord may not, without a court order, terminate the supply of electricity to premises leased to a tenant who is in arrears with monthly electricity payments.
South Africa
22 Jan 2016
Building Spats Offer No Defence For Guarantors
Allegations of poor workmanship at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead have recently made headlines again following an official visit to the estate by MPs and members of the media last month.
South Africa
4 Sep 2015
The Valuation Of A Usufruct For Tax Purposes
The value of a usufruct (which is the right to use property and enjoy it's profits without directly owning it) is often needed to be calculated for purposes of taxes.
South Africa
13 Jul 2015
Construction Industry Development Regulations
The Minister of Public Works has announced that he intends to amend the Construction Industry Development Regulations of 2004, which were passed under the Construction Industry Development Board Act of 2000.
South Africa
9 Jul 2015
UK Decision – Important Lessons For Employers
The recent UK Court of Appeal decision in the case of MT Holgaard A/S v E.ON Climate and Renewables (2015) EWCA Civ 407 illustrates the ultimate catastrophe if there isn't sufficient interface between legal and technical teams.
11 Jun 2015
Do You Need The Minister’s Consent To Take An Option To Purchase Agricultural Land?
Section 3(e)(i) of the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act provides that agricultural land shall not be sold or advertised unless the Minister has consented to it in writing.
South Africa
17 Jul 2014
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