Estate agents’ mandates and the CPA

The Consumer Protection Act, No. 68 of 2008 (“CPA”) applies to the relationship between an estate agent and the agent’s principal (e.g. the seller), if: -the principal is an individual (or if the principals are individuals) or -a juristic person (i.e. a company, close corporation, trust, association, body corporate etc.) with a total asset value and

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CPA threshold changes to R2 million

The Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) protects all individuals. In addition, a feature which appears to be unique to the South African consumer protection legislation, juristic persons* which have an annual turnover and total asset value of under a particular threshold amount, are protected as consumers in the same way as individuals. Initially, this threshold was determined

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