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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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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 Yes you can get property information from other sources but you run the risk of receiving outdated or inaccurate information. Why do you want to run the risk of having inaccurate or outdated...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 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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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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Marriage Contracts

Marriage Contract determines how your property will be divided in the cases of death or divorce.  However, your last will and testament, which deals with the division of assets after death, may determine how your assets are divided if your marriage contract is not drawn up properly.   Understanding the different marriage contracts ...

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