Conveyancing

Are you buying, selling or bonding property?

For most of us, buying or selling immovable property is an exciting experience. This area of law is well regulated and involves a sophisticated Deeds Office registration system, which is robust and reliable to protect the interests of all stakeholders.

To maintain the integrity of the of the conveyancing process, the law requires that only attorneys, who have undertaken specialised training and have passed a rigorous examination, may qualify as conveyancers and as such are authorised to register transactions in the Deeds Office.

Let our experienced and dynamic conveyancing department take care of all your property transactions.

Have confidence in us to manage your property transactions

Our conveyancing services include:

Transfers (freehold & sectional title):

Mortgage Bonds:

New Developments:

Servitudes
Usufructs
Fideicommissums

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Important Costs

Important costs to consider when selling your property (seller):

  • Compliance Certificates (where applicable) – electrical, electric fence, gas, beetle (coastal property) and plumbing (Cape Town property).
  • Bond Cancellation Penalty – It is important to give your bank 90 days’ notice of cancellation to avoid paying penalty interest on bond.
  • Bond Cancellation Costs.
  • Levy clearance certificate and homeowners association certificate (if applicable).
  • Rates Clearance Certificate – The municipality requires 4 months’ advance payment for rates, water, electricity, sewerage and refuse removal before issuing a clearance certificate.
  • Relocation costs – to move your furniture and possessions to a new property or storage.
  • Estate agent’s commission.

 

Important costs to consider when buying a property (purchaser):

  • Transfer Costs – these fees are calcualted in accordance with the published recommended guidelines issued by the Legal Practice Council from time to time and will include provision for any transfer duty payable to SARS.
  • Bond registration costs.
  • Relocation costs – to move your furniture and possessions to a new property or storage.
  • Deposit to open utility accounts.