Blogs written by Chamonie Buys

Your Trust, the Consumer Protection Act & the National Credit Act

Category: Trusts | By Chamonie Buys

10 October 2016

When trading in a Trust or when applying for a loan from a financial institution, though, you should be mindful ... Read more

Special Trusts

Category: Trusts | By Chamonie Buys

23 May 2016  |  Trusts, Wills, Estates, Tax

There are two types of special trusts recognised for tax purposes in the Income Tax Act. The first type of Trust is referred to as a Special Type A Trust ... Read more

Is Your Trust Valid?

Category: Trusts | By Chamonie Buys

08 March 2016  |  Trusts

You instruct a company to prepare and register a Trust and you accept, in good faith, that the Trust is valid. Sadly, it turns out that this was not the case ... Read more

Obtain authority before signing an offer to purchase

Category: Property Law | By Chamonie Buys

09 October 2015  |  Property, Trusts

In our administration of Trusts we experience too often that a trustee enters into property transactions... Read more

Know your founder

Category: Trusts | By Chamonie Buys

11 August 2015  |  Estates, Trusts

Trustees are often faced with the challenge of having to locate the Founder (also referred to as the Settlor or Read more

Whats in a will?

Category: Estates | By Chamonie Buys

11 July 2015  |  Estates, Executors, Wills

Whenever the topic of a Will comes up I am reminded of a quote in a well-known South African case: Read more

Ask these questions about your Trust

Category: Trusts | By Chamonie Buys

09 July 2015  |  Trusts

We are often approached by trustees of existing inter vivos (living) Trusts for purposes of reviewing the Trusts from a compliance point of view Read more