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I am a qualified Attorney. I specialise in Property Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law and Trusts.
Please visit our website at www.prop-law.co.za for more details.
I am an elected Committee Member of the Property Committee of the Association of Pretoria Attorneys and through my involvement, I like to ensure that I am constantly at the "sharp-end" of Conveyancing Practice.

I am the elected Chairman on the Gauteng Council of SAPOA. The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) is the biggest and most influential institution in the property industry. SAPOA members control about 90% of commercial property in SA, with a combined portfolio in excess of R150 Billion (about $22 Billion). I am also on the National Council and the National Legal Committee of SAPOA.
Member of the Institute of Directors South Africa and Member of the Sirdar Governance Panel.

03 June 2011

Far reaching judgement may cause upsets for property sales

Far reaching judgement may cause upsets for property sales

The Supreme Court of Appeals recently delivered two far-reaching judgments, with detrimental consequences for the taxpayer. The latest case, delivered in May has far reaching consequences for companies wanting to sell unused land.

The first, on 1 December 2010, was the NWK case and the most recent on May 10 2011, was the Founders Hill case. Neither judgment was in the taxpayer's favour, and there is a growing fear that a new trend has started at the Supreme Court of Appeal against the taxpayer. In the NWK case, more than a century worth of good precedent was strangely interpreted to arrive at a judgement against the taxpayer.

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