Thursday, December 19, 2013

December newsletter published

It's Christmas-time and our year's closing newsletter is out.

Please click on the image to enlarge and read and please accept partner Mark and my best wishes for peace and prosperity this Christmas season and in the New Year - Dave Mc Naught.

Christmas Staff party

If you've ever heard the Blarney Brothers you will know they are famous for their sing-along beerfests. And partner Dave Mc Naught used to help organise the Durban area beerfests for the group in the 80s. So our Christmas staff party was a little more than lunch this year as we took to The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway for some sing-along fun and dinner this year.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Goodbye to a dear father

The modern father of our nation and South Africa's favourite President died at the age of 95 last night on the 5th December 2013.

Nelson Mandela will be remembered as a world Statesman who brought unity to South Africa and peace to this part of Africa and a man loved by everyone.

CNN sets out well his life history and the passage to a peaceful transition from the National Party government pre-1994 to the democratic elections and the inauguration of our first black President under the new negotiated Constitution of the Republic. The Constitution introduced a Bill of Rights and widespread new freedoms for all citizens, regardless of race or gender. We salute you dear father and thank you for your gift to us all. May you Rest in Peace.

President Nelson Mandela

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Join our Facebook group

We're on Facebook, not sure if you know.
This means that you can be sure of getting your law and property information within your social circles and on Facebook mobile. It's part of our effort to keep Mc Naught and Company up there with you, feeding you relevant information and keeping you up to date on the latest news.
Here's the link to our Facebook group which you can join:
You can also LIKE our page on Facebook here

And of course we have our website as well with it's useful property transfer costs and mortgage bond affordability calculator here.

October newsletter published

Our October newsletter is out and it contains important information affecting property buyers and sellers. Click on the pic to enlarge it and read...

For the reasons set out in our newsletter, here is the suggested wording of a clause that should be inserted in sales agreements to afford property buyers with some form of protection against rates department claims arising after transfer. Of course it does not help if the seller has had his money and bolted, but this is the best one can do in the face of the Council's wide power to grab money from the property owner:
"The Seller hereby guarantees and indemnifies the buyer against any claim existing or that may arise in the future by the local authority in respect of any rates and taxes on the property. In the event of such a claim arising, the Seller undertakes to pay same forthwith on request or to re-imburse the Purchaser with any amounts paid in respect of such claim."

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Into the blue

Standard Bank's recent golf day was an opportunity for Mc Naught and Company partner and pilot Dave Mc Naught to offer a complimentary intro flight over Durban which was won by Leroy Pieters. Despite difficulty waiting for a good day with the weather, Leroy was soon up in the air over Durban for his first flight ever in an aeroplane. Leroy admitted that he was terrified to go at first but soon got used to the idea and after the flight said it was not as scary as he imagined.
Standard Bank's Leroy Pieters in the passenger seat of Sling ZDL

Leroy Pieters and pilot Dave Mc Naught over Durban

It was rather cloudy but ZDL took off and was soon winging it's way around the harbour

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Propery on the move

A new residential construction project is on the move in Athlone Park, near our Amanzimtoti offices. Mc Naught and Company have been appointed the project conveyancers and deals exceeding R15mil have been secured to the satisfaction of the projects financiers with a number of other deals awaiting bond finance.

Here's some pics of the Emzini Mews development by client Alleyroads cc which saw construction start earlier this month.

Workers getting the first story of the development off the ground

Mc Naught and Company partner Dave Mc Naught on site at the Emzini Mews project

Thursday, June 13, 2013

We're the Best!! Thanks guys

Mark Leathers, (Bluff partner), Val Herbert (Bonds Toti) and Dave Mc Naught (Toti partner) acknowledge their award at a ceremony tonight
Yay, we've again been voted the Best Legal Service provider by the Sun Newspaper group readers and our clients. Thanks to our loyal clients and to our dedicated staff for continuing to work hard to keep us at the forefront of the legal field once again.
Our pledge is to continue to maintain the highest standards as we venture into the second half of 2013 (can you believe it is June already!!).
Well done all.

June Newsletter published

Read all about it in our June newsletter... click on the image to enlarge.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Mc Naught and Company tackles the Discovery ECR Big Walk

Mark and Lisa walking the ECR Big Walk (Photo by Nautical Images)

Partner Mark and his fiance Lisa tackled the 15km route on the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk this past Sunday. Both of them walked, and both survived!

As an entrenched part of the Durban community, we always do our bit to support all things local.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

The Best in the South.. North..East and West?

Mc Naught and Co were previous winners of the Southlands Best Attorneys category. For this year's competition we want to ensure our clients keep us at the top by lodging your VOTE... please follow the link and support us here by voting in the Best Legal Services Category

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fix-up time

Having just repaired the roof leak at the Bluff office, it was time to fix the damage.. so a repaint in Mark's office, new carpets and some new books to replace the water-damaged ones... here Guy and Dave fix the pictures back on the walls after the repaint. At Guy's wedding reception two weeks ago his wife Cara was warned that he was not particularly handy, and you can see it here if you note that the drill has no drill bit... ) ha ha.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Guy ties the knot

Partner Mark and Dave attending the wedding last weekend of our articled clerk Guy and his bride Cara down the South Coast.

Awesome wedding, thanks to the couple and their hardworking families. Wishing you everything of the best for the future from the team at Mc Naught and Company.

April newsletter

Keeping a watchful eye on fraud creeping into the property profession.. check out our April newsletter for our solutions...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Newsletter published

We are a-for away and into January.. in fact already fast approaching February 2013. we've been hard at work and almost no time to blink. We want 2013 to be our year of efficiency and record registration times for our property deals. A good resolution I believe we can live up to.
Check out our January newsletter and also welcome to new staff this month.