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Property Law

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What is Property law?

Property law in South Africa concerns the regulation of legal relationships between legal subjects concerning things. It’s focus is, in the main albeit not exclusively so, on real rights, things, and patrimonial rights serving as the object of limited real rights.
It is informed by legislation, precedent, and the un-codified South African common law which has been influenced to varying extents by English and Roman-Dutch law.

Over recent years, the law of property, once considered to dominate the private law arena, has increasingly become the concern of public law as a result of South Africa’s disparate socio-economic circumstances and the application of (and potential changes to) section 25 of the Constitution.

Property law necessarily intersects a range of other legal areas including Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Customary Law, and Commercial Law, to name but a few.