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The Process of Replacing a Lost Title Deed in South Africa

The process of replacing a lost title deed is governed by regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937.

This regulation was put into place in order to circumvent any fraudulent activities related to issuing a copy of a title deed.

Deed of Transfer South Africa - Everything You Need to Know

The deed of transfer South Africa has several aspects to it which must be known by any person who wishes to sell or purchase property.

Consumer Protection Act and Estate Agents Code of Conduct

Estate agents’ responsibilities are made clear in the Institute of Estate Agents South Africa Code of Ethics and Conduct and is supported by the Consumer Protection Act.

Approval of Building Plans and Voetstoots Clause in South Africa

The absence of approved building plans is considered a latent defect. Where there is a voetstoots contract in place, it means that the buyer of the property accepts the property as it is at the time of sale.

Deceased Estate Taxation on Income and Assets in South Africa

Just as we are liable to pay taxes on income, purchases and other transaction made throughout our lives, there are taxes for deceased estates too.

VAT on Rental of Residential Units Intended for Resale

Property developers are now faced with additional VAT on residential property rentals which were initially developed for resale.

What tax benefits are property owners entitled to in South Africa?

Are there any tax benefits for property owners in South Africa? What do you need to know when declaring income from property investments to SARS?

Water damage in Sectional Title Schemes

When it comes to water damage and damp problems in sectional title schemes, there is often a lack of clarity around who exactly is responsible for the damage caused and who gets to fix it.

Changes for boomed off suburbs

Following the proposed changes to suburban road closures, the City of Johannesburg has called for public comment.

How to pass a unanimous resolution in a sectional title scheme

When very important decisions need to be made by sectional title owners, then a unanimous resolution needs to be passed. 

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