Getting Married in another Country? What are the Legal Consequences?

This type of marriage may seem awfully romantic and appealing but can turn quickly sour when questions regarding the matrimonial property regime of the parties are raised at divorce or death.

Just plain unfair

IMAGINE buying a property and then discovering you are being held liable for rates, refuse, electricity and water charges going back as far as 30 years.

Inherited debt woes for owners

PROPERTY owners face the grim prospect of owing huge sums of money to municipalities in debt incurred by previous owners dating from up to 30 years ago.