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Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Credit Amnesty

The Department of Trade and Industry, on 27 February 2014, published the Removal of Adverse Consumer Information and Information Relating to Paid Up Judgments Regulations, 2014 ('the credit amnesty') which will come into effect on 1 April 2014. This removal is applicable to all consumers as defined by the National Credit Act (NCA).

How does amnesty affect credit bureau data?
There are two parts to the credit amnesty information removal process, one relates to a Once-off removal and the other relates to On-going removal of information.

Click here to read more

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Legal Credits – Bank Charges

Please note that with immediate effect all Legal Credit purchases paid for with cash or cheques will be subject to additional deposit fees as charged by our bank. Your account will be debited accordingly.

We recommend that in future you make use of our EFT and credit card options as an alternative when making a payment as these options do not carry any additional service fees.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Unacceptable Domains

To prevent potential misuse of Legal City we have identified certain domains and marked them as unacceptable for use.

Due to excessive fraud from so-called free online email addresses we cannot allow these addresses to be used for registration.

We invite you to register using a traceable service provider.
 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Deeds Office - Back on Line

Access to Deed Searches is now back on line.

We apologise to our loyal customers for the inconvenience caused by the Deeds Office and thank you for your patience and support

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Deeds Office unavailable

Deeds Office Unavailable

Please note that the Deeds Office is currently experiencing problems with the direct link to their systems. Unfortunately, they have not given us any indication of how long this will take to resolve. In the meantime, we are in the process of attempting to re-establish connectivity through alternate channels. We will let you know once we have been able to restore connectivity.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this and thank you for your patience.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Price Increase: Legal City Collection Letter

We have, for the past three years, managed to keep the price of our highly successful “Collection Letter” unchanged.

 

Unfortunately, due to the recent rise in municipal service and transport costs we are now forced to increase our rate by a nominal R 5.00 from R50.00 to R55.00 per delivery.

 

The price increase will become effective on 1st May 2011

 

See Debtor Management - Collection Letter (under subscriber Services) for more information

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Benefits of using the services provided on Legal City

  •  Registration is free and there is no monthly subscription fee.
  • You can purchase Legal Credits in order to access our premier services  24/7
  • You can keep a track of all searches you do and produce audit reports for your own use
  • You can facilitate multiple user access to your account (and audit their usage as well)
  • Be kept informed of changes to existing and new services on Legal City.
  • Access to Credit Enquiries  will be granted on receipt of a verified ID document 

PLEASE NOTE: To prevent potential misuse of Legal City we have identified certain domains and marked them as unacceptable for use. Due to excessive fraud from so-called free online email addresses we cannot allow these addresses be be used for registration without prior authorisation.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Deregistration of business entities in South Africa by the Company and Intellectual Properties Registration Office (CIPRO).

CIPRO uses annual returns to confirm whether a company or close corporation is still doing business, as well as to update their records with the latest information. Businesses must lodge their annual returns within their anniversary month of their incorporation up until the end of the month thereafter. Failure to submit within this specified two-month period will result in incurring a penalty fee of R150. Omitting to lodge an annual return within six months from the anniversary date of your company will result in the entity being deregistered on the CIPRO database.

 A business entity will still have the opportunity to lodge its annual returns electronically via the CIPRO website while in deregistration, this will automatically change the business status back into “In business”.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Legislative Change affecting Legal City Debtor Management Services

Recent legal arguments have highlighted Section 70 (2)(d) of the National Credit Act ("NCA"), Act 34 of 2005, which states: "A registered credit bureau must - (d) retain consumer credit information reported to it for the prescribed period, irrespective of whether that information reflects positively or negatively on the consumer".

We have therefore been advised that with immediate effect all information that is factually correct will now remain on a consumer's record for the full data retention period as required by the Act. In the case of adverse listings this is either one or two years depending on whether the listing was subjective or enforcement related. Subsequently, if you have previously listed a consumer default and now wish to remove that default we will instead update the record to reflect "Paid In Full" - the original default will still reflect on the consumer's credit profile.

 

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Benefits of registering as a user on Legal City

Registration on our web site is free and there is no monthly subscription fee.

  • You can purchase Legal Credits in order to access our premier services
  • You can participate in our online discussion forums and publish your services on our legal noticeboard - free of charge
  • You can keep a track of all searches you do and produce audit reports for your own use
  • You can facilitate multiple user access to your account (and audit their usage as well)
    You can be kept informed of changes to existing and new services on Legal City
Monday, March 2, 2009

Legal City now offers Collection Letters

We take great pleasure in re-introducing our Collection Letter service.

Using this service you can send a registered letter or telegram to a debtor requesting payment of an outstanding debt. The letter is certified to be compliant with Section 168 of the National Credit Act (Act 34 of 2005) and meets the notice requirements of Section 129 of the same Act.

The service is also designed to automatically remind you after the prescribed time has passed so that you may proceed with additional action against the debtor should you not receive payment.

The cost of the collection letter is fixed and we do not charge you any additional collection fees or commissions. Please take some to click here and revew this new service.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Database Maintenance

With the launch of our new web site we will be conducting ongoing maintenance of our user database which may result in a small number of user accounts being suspended. This is unintentional and occurs automatically when we are unable to communicate with you via email.

If you see a suspension notice when you try to log on then please contact our call centre immediately so that we can help you re-activate your account.

Important Note: We would like to remind all our users that it is important to keep your contact details (specifically your email address) up-to-date to avoid your account being suspended. Legal City requires accurate and up-to-date details in order to provide you with access to our services.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

New Transunion Terms of Use

In order to ensure that Legal City remains fully compliant with the requirements of the National Credit Act we have implemented a new TransUnion Credit Bureau Terms of Use document which governs your access to their services.

One of the requirements of this new document is that we must be able to positively identify you as the requester of the data and accordingly we now require a valid South African ID for each TransUnion credit enquiry that you conduct. Your ID number will be kept completely confidental and will only be divulged should we receive a demand from the National Credit Regulator in terms if the TransUnion document.

We thank you for your understanding and participation in this matter.

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