May 24, 2017

Co-owning property with someone else: the ups and downs

Co-owning property with someone else: the ups and downs What is co-ownership? Co-ownership is when one or more people jointly own the same property. In essence, it is when they legally share ownership without dividing the property into physical portions for their exclusive use. It is thus commonly referred to as co-ownership in undivided shares. […]
May 10, 2017

Why is my property transfer taking so long?

Why is my property transfer taking so long? After signing a deed of sale, the purchasers often want to move into the property as soon as possible. When they are informed of the process involved prior to the property being transferred this may damper their excitement. There may also be delays in the transaction. In […]
February 22, 2017

What does the Deeds Office do?

What does the Deeds Office do? The Deeds Office is responsible for the registration, management and maintenance of the property registry of South Africa. 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 […]