POPIA

AJ Kempen Incorporated’s Privacy Policy in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”)   Our firm understands the importance of protecting the privacy and personal information of our clients. We undertake to align our...

Property and Divorce

What happens to our Property after Divorce?   Dealing with the half share, of a jointly owned property Dealing with your jointly owned property after a divorce can be very frustrating. Luckily, our attorneys are here to help! The first step is to look at the...

Mediation and the High Court Rules (Rule 41A)

Why Mediation? Read this now before its to late.   Mediation and the High Court Rules (Rule 41A) For a long time, the High Court Rules have made it mandatory (in Rule 37(6)(d)) for parties in a High Court litigation to indicate whether their matter has been...

ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING, WHAT NOW?

Arrested for Drinking & Driving   ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING, WHAT NOW? Driving under the influence of alcohol is a crime and having a criminal record can have serious ramifications for the rest of your life. When you are arrested, it is extremely important to...

Caught drinking & driving?!?

Caught Drinking & Driving – We will assist you!     Caught drinking & driving?!?  Phone our 24-hour number 084 662 3341 We will assist you! South Africa’s drunk driving laws are currently being reviewed by the Department of Transport and the Road...

Is your Antenuptial Contract valid?

Is your Antenuptial Contract valid?   Antenuptial Contract In the past few years we have dealt with an unsettling amount of incorrectly registered Antenuptial Contracts. If your Antenuptial Contract does not adhere to the legal requirements, it is not valid! The first...

THINGS NEW HOME BUYERS SHOULD KNOW:

New Home Buyers   WHAT NEW HOME BUYERS SHOULD KNOW The process of buying your first home can be very exciting, but it can also be stressful. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind: Take a good look at the numbers: Make sure that you budget for all the costs...

NOTARIAL LEASE AGREEMENT

What is a Notarial Lease Agreement?   Notarial Lease Agreement A notarial lease agreement is a written contract (long term lease agreement) where the lessor undertakes to grant the lessee the use and enjoyment of immovable property in exchange for consideration. The...

The X-FILE (Death File)

The X File (Death File) Everyone should have this…       The X-File (Death File) We deal with numerous late estates and one of the biggest concerns or problems the families need to deal with, is the gathering of the required documentation to enable the...

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

How much Capital Gain Tax should you pay when you sell your property?   CAPITAL GAINS TAX Capital Gains Tax forms part of income tax and arises when there is a disposal of an asset, which includes property. Although not all assets attract Capital Gains Tax, capital...

A REAL RIGHT OF EXTENSION OF A SCHEME

YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT: SECTION 25 OF THE SECTIONAL TITLES ACT   ARE YOU A SECTIONAL TITLE OWNER? YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT: SECTION 25 OF THE SECTIONAL TITLES ACT A REAL RIGHT OF EXTENSION OF A SCHEME WHAT IS A REAL RIGHT OF EXTENSION?  A real right of extension is a...

Municipal Clearance Certificate

 Why a Municipal Clearance Certificate?   “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Albert Einstein Why does a transferring attorney have to obtain municipal clearance figures and a municipal clearance certificate from the...

Interdicts

 When to apply for an INTERDICT   An interdict is a powerful remedy which protects the right(s) of a person or entity, against an unlawful interference. Generally, interdicts are brought by way of Motion Procedure and the costs incurred for such proceedings could...

Choosing The Right Conveyancing Attorney

 The correct Conveyancer is essential   This is an important consideration when it comes to the buying or selling of your home. A conveyancer is an attorney enrolled by the high court who is further qualified in conveyancing. In other words, a conveyancing attorney is...

Donation to your spouse

 Should my spouse pay 20% donation tax?   Before this question can be answered we need to look at the meaning of the word donation: A donation is: any gratuitous disposal of property including any gratuitous waiver or renunciation of a right; or a disposal of any...

From the pen of our director

  From the pen of our director Abé Kempen     Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Now that we’re a few days into the new year, it’s good to look ahead and think about what this year may bring us. Every beginning is an opportunity to grow and achieve new goals. We...