Why purchasers should not shy away from the costs of hiring an expert to inspect the property to be acquired

Regrettably, purchasers of immovable properties often seem reluctant to obtain expert advice on issues pertaining to the property in question which are small in comparison to the costs of having to remedy defects which could have been identified prior to the purchase. The recent case of Banda v van der Spuy illustrates the difficulty which purchasers face after transfer in a claim for damages as a result of latent defects which were not disclosed to the purchasers. Continue reading

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