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The title deed: What homebuyers (and owners) need to know

This article was published by OOBA (https://www.ooba.co.za) and explains what the Title Deed document is about and why it is such an important document. NOTE: This article was shortened to provide the most relevant information. Proof of home ownership, the title deeds to your new home, are very...

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Title Deeds - The document for proof of property ownership in South Africa

If you're planning on buying a property, you will need to get the title deed (or deed of transfer) transferred into your name to prove that you own the property. You need the assistance of a conveyancing attorney (attorney specialising in property transfers) to help you transfer the title deed into your name.  Once the Registrar of Deeds...

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How do I find out who owns a property in South Africa

You have a few options to find out who owns a property in South Africa. You can either go the Deeds Office in question (i.e. if a property is in Pretoria, you need to go to the Pretoria Deeds Office, if a property is in George or Mossel Bay, you need to go to the Cape Town Deeds Office in the city centre of Cape Town), you can register with deedsweb, provide some supporting doc...

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Find a Property Owner by Address, Surname or ID Number

Finding the owner of a property is easier said than done. If you do not have the exact details or a contact like an estate agent or attorney that works with property transfers, it is almost an impossible task. Now you have the opportunity to obtain any information on a property via our website. We have a live link into the Deeds Office and can supply you with the details o...

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Get Deeds Registry Information

The Deeds Office is responsible for the registration, management and maintenance of the property registry of South Africa. It also keeps copies of Marriage Contracts (Antenuptial Contracts). The following information is available from the Deeds Office: The registered owner of a property; Conditions or restrictions for a propert; Interdicts and contracts in...

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Property Information

The best place to get information on a property is the Deeds Office. The Deeds Office is the custodian of all property information and registrations in South Africa. Yes you can get property information from other sources but you run the risk of receiving outdated or inaccurate information. Why do you want to run the risk of having inaccurate or outdated...

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What does the Deeds Office do and how do I get a copy of a Title Deed or Marriage Contract?

The Deeds Office is responsible for the registration, management and maintenance of the property registry of South Africa. To obtain a copy of a deed or document you can either go to one of the 11 Deeds Offices (depending on where the property is registered) OR log a request on our website at www.deedso...

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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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