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Understanding the Waiver of Lien in South African Building Contracts

Posted by Brian Mahachi on Saturday, June 8, 2024, In : Contracts 

In the realm of construction, navigating the complexities of legal and contractual obligations is essential for ensuring smooth project execution and safeguarding the interests of all parties involved. One critical aspect in South African building contracts is the concept of a lien, and more specifically, the waiver of lien. This blog post aims to demystify what a waiver of lien entails and its significance within the context of building contracts.

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Finding the Perfect Contract for Your Renovation (Part 2)

Posted by Brian Mahachi on Saturday, June 1, 2024, In : Contracts 


                                                 
                                                    Photo by Amy Hirschi on Unsplash


As highlighted in our previous post, standard forms of contract (model agreements) are a safer bet for homeowners and builders in comparison to bespoke contracts which may be drawn up to favour one party. Several building industry organisations have drawn up model agreements for use in the renovation or construction of homes. We give a brief introduction to a fe...


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Finding the Perfect Contract for Your Renovation (Part 1)

Posted by Brian Mahachi on Saturday, April 13, 2024, In : Contracts 

                                               


Choosing the right contract for your renovation will depend on the complexity and size of your project. By complexity, we are referring to the number of different trades involved such as painting, tiling and plumbing.

Self-managed Projects

If your project only involves one trade and you are managing the project yourself, then accepting the service provider’s quotation in writing is sufficient for a contract to be in effect. Similarly, if you ar...


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