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New deadline looms for non-residential property owners

Come 7 December 2022, a substantial proportion of South Africa’s non-residential buildings will be required to submit and display an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The requirement, which was gazetted in December 2020, is aimed at making buildings in South Africa mo..

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MWC Legal

The Land Control Bill, 2022

The Land Control Bill, 2022 (the Bill) proposes to regulate various land transactions in relation to agricultural land. The Bill intends to repeal and replace the Land Control Act (Chapter 302) and seeks to..

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KN Law

The Physical Planning Regulations

On November 26, 2021 the Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning gazetted various regulations (the “Regulations”) under the Physical and Land Use Planning Act, 2019 (the “Act”) and they include:

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ALP East Africa

An Insight into Key Provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act, 2022

The ALP Compliance Memo 1/2022 provides an insight into the Landlord and Tenant Act 2022 that was recently passed as a new Law in Uganda. The article highlights the responsibilities that Landlords and Tenants need to adhere to when renting premises in Uganda...

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FB Attorneys

Court of Appeal Restores Property Auctioned Two Decades Ago

On 13 April 2022, the Court of Appeal of Tanzania (the Court) in a judgment authored by Justice Issa Maige, JA and bench comprising of Justices M.A. Kwariko and Justice A.M. Mwampashi, in Civil Appeal No...

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Bowmans

Kenya: The Land Control Bill, 2022

The Land Control, Bill, 2022 was published in the Kenya Gazette on 25th February 2022. The main objective of the Bill is to replace the Land Control Act (Cap 302), in order to align the existing law ..

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Key highlights of Ghana’s Land Act 2020

It has been a little over a year since Parliament passed the Land Act 2020 (Act 1036). Until the Land Act was passed, Ghana’s land law was contained in several legislations and cases. The Land Act 2020 co..

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Bloomfield

Review Of The Real Estate (Regulation And Development) Bill 2021

On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, the Nigerian Senate passed the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill 2021 (the “Bill”).

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Fasken

Expropriation without compensation – it is not the end of the road and is still on the table

In a significant development in the land reform debate, the National Assembly on 7 December 2021 failed to pass a resolution to amend the South African Constitution to specifically allow land expropriation without compensation. The failure to adopt the constitutional amen..

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