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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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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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Limpopo Deeds Office

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform opened the Limpopo Deeds Registry in Polokwane in 2017. Previously, over 300 000 Limpopo land parcels were handled by the Pretoria Deeds Registry, and a further 200 000 by the Mpumalanga Deeds Registry....

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Deeds Office Registration Process Explained

The following is the basic process that is followed in buying or selling a property in South Africa.  PURCHASING A PROPERTY Purchaser and Seller sign Offer to Purchase. ...

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Deeds Office Registration Process Explained

The following is the basic process that is followed in buying or selling a property in South Africa.  PURCHASING A PROPERTY Purchaser and Seller sign Offer to Purchase. ...

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How long does it take to lodge at the Deeds Office

All documents are lodged simultaneously at the Deeds Office by arrangement with all attorneys concerned (usually the buyer has an attorney and the seller has an attorney). The Deeds Office takes approximately 2-3 weeks to process the documents before they are ready for registration....

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Title Deeds. Proof of Property Ownership

If you are planning to buy a new property, you will need to get the Title Deed (Deed of Transfer) transferred into your name to prove that you are now the legal owner of the property. You need the assistance of an attorney specialising in property transfers (also known as a conveyancer) to help you transfer the Title Deed into your name.  You will only become the legal own...

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The role of the Deeds Office

The Deeds Office is responsible for the registration, management and maintenance of the property registry of South Africa. It also keeps copies of marriage (antenuptial) contracts. If you are planning on buying a house, it can be useful knowing about the Deeds Office. However, you would use the services of a conveyancer when buying or selling a house. Your estate agent should be able to re...

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