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Conveyancing

The Validity of a Signed Offer to Purchase

As soon as the Seller accepts and signs (as per the Alienation of Land Act of 1981) the Offer to Purchase (hereinafter referred to as the “OTP’) it becomes a valid agreement of sale. If the seller verbally accepts the Offer but does not sign it within the stipulated time period, no contract exists.

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Estates, Wills & Trusts

The Formalities of a valid will

The formalities of a valid will. A will refers to a legal document that outlines the distribution of your assets and the care of minor children in the event of your death.  In the event that you die without a will or die without a valid will, the distribution of your assets will be governed by the laws of intestate succession.

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Deceased Estate
Estates, Wills & Trusts

Basic Estates Concepts Explained

A brief explanation of important estate concepts, which will be helpful when deciphering a will, as well the necessary documents needed to report a deceased estate to the Master of the High Court.

Testate Succession

Intestate Succession

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