Property Law

The Conveyancing Process

On paper, the term “conveyancing” refers to the transfer of a property’s ownership from one individual to another. In practice, however, conveyancing is more of a finely choreographed dance that occurs between multiple stakeholders. Many of these stakeholders have conflicting interests but all of them have to coordinate with complete precision to allow for a successful transfer to take place....

What should a conveyancer do?

Conveyancing (or conveyance) is the legal term for the process whereby a person, company, close corporation or trust becomes the registered and legal owner of immovable property and ensures that this ownership cannot be challenged. It also covers the process of the registration of mortgages. Conveyancing in South Africa can only be carried out by a licensed conveyancer, i.e. a lawyer who has passed the...

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