‘VOETSTOOTS’: What does it mean?
‘Voetstoots’ merely means that as a seller you are selling the property with the existing problems it has. So the buyer takes it “as is”.
There is one very important caveat here – as the seller you have to fully disclose all known problems with the property in order for the buyer to make an informed decision. A voetstoots clause will not provide any legal protection if you intentionally conceal defects in bad faith with the purpose of defrauding the buyer.
We are situated on the East Rand of Johannesburg (JHB) in close proximity to the airport. The following towns are nearby: Boksburg, Benoni, Kempton Park, Germiston, Edenvale, Bedfordview, Springs, Brakpan, Kempton Park. Contact us should you have any questions or need comprehensive legal advice on the issue. It is always best to be safe, rather than sorry.