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What information is included in a Title Deed

A description of the property, with its size, boundaries and exact position. The name and identity number of the person or persons who legally own the property. (It is possible for more than one owner to be listed on a title deed.) The date when the property was last transferred. The purchase price...

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Why is it important for homeowners or buyers to have a copy of the Title Deed

Title deeds are important legal documents used as evidence of proof of ownership of a home or piece of land. If there is a bond on the property then the title deeds will be kept by the lender or bank and only returned to the owner once the home loan has been fully paid. Any restrictions, or obligations to the property that need to be met, as well as details of joint ownership w...

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Covid-19 When is the Deeds Office Re-Opening

The Regulations to the Disaster Management Act published on 29 April 2020, include the 11 Deeds offices in South Africa as an essential service under Alert Level 4. This means that the Deeds Office is open from 4 May 2020. But, it is not as easy as it sounds. First, the Deeds Office needs to implement certain safety protocols before it can fully re-open again....

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What is a Title Deed and who keeps it?

The Title Deed (also known as the Deed of Transfer) s a document that proves legal ownership of a property in South Africa. Anyone who purchases a home will need to have the title deed transferred into their name as proof that they own the property. The document acts as proof of ownership in terms of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937, with each property required to have its own separate deed....

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How do I Look Up a Property Deed?

Historically it was quite difficult to get property and Deeds Office Information. You either had to subscribe to a service that provides the information or physically go the Deeds Office to get the information. Luckily technology has made it easier to obtain such information. You can obtain all the information from our website by logging a search specific to your requirements. You can get basic...

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Four Forms of Property Ownership in South Africa

Broadly there are four forms of property ownership in South Africa. In the light of land expropriation without compensation, property owners need to be informed about the various ways to access, own and attain property in South Africa. Freehold Freehold is the legal right to own a piece of property without any limitations on its use (except for what is contained...

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Where to get Contact Details of a Property Owner

Have you ever driven past a property and wanted to know who owns it and possibly contact this owner to make an offer on the property? Getting property and owner details is quite easy as this can be done on our website. This will give you all the information on the property including the owner, price paid, bond registered, endorsements as well as the property history (if recorded at the Deeds Of...

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No Deeds Office Registrations During Covid-19 Lockdown

With Covid-19 sweeping through the world and tightening it's grip on South Africa the Deeds Office has also grinded to a halt. Since the lockdown of 26 April 2020, the Deeds Office has also been closed. This means that no property registrations can take place during this time. No property can be transferred any any new bonds registered. Luckily the electronic services of the Deeds Office...

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  • CIPC - 18 March 2020

Conducting a deeds office search to prove that a company owns immovable property or not

You can submit a CIPC REINSTATEMENT SEARCH on our website. We will then search all 11 Deeds Offices and provide you with the results that you then need to submit to CIPC to start the reinstatement process of the company or closed corporation....

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  • CIPC - 18 March 2020

Restoring or re-instating a deregistered company or closed corporation

To restore or re-instate a deregistered company you need proof that the entity was holding property, or was active during the time of deregistration. Once a company or close corporation has been “final deregistered”, the company or close corporation or any other person may apply for re-instatement upon filing of a Form CoR40.5 and supporting documents. Upon the processing of...

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