Property Law & Sectional Title

Purchasing property is considered to be one of the most important decisions any person can make.

To make things more complicated, over the last decade, rapid changes in the legislation has affected all areas of the property market, including planning, development, land use, tenant debt, municipal services, transfer duties and deeds registration. 

Because of these changes, our team of professional property lawyers at Van Deventer & Van Deventer Incorporated provides innovative solutions to the ever-changing circumstances in the property market.

Property Law

The law of property in South Africa provides for one of the most advanced and secure property registration systems in the world.

There is a high degree of certainty when it comes to the ownership of property, specifically with regard to the details of owners past and present, as well as details of the extent of the property and any limitations that it may have.

Property law in South Africa ensures that the correct property is transferred to the buyer, and that the property is free of any encumbrance pertaining to the previous owner.

This means that the previous bond is cancelled and a clearance certificate is issued, confirming the full payment of rates, taxes and other levies on the property, before the property is transferred and registered by the buyer.

When dealing with property, you always deal with a substantial capital investment, therefore it is necessary to obtain legal assistance to protect your interests.

Expert advice is crucial when it comes to property law, as property transactions need to be handled and completed thoroughly in order to prevent any future difficulties.

Van Deventer & Van Deventer Incorporated - Property Lawyers Attorneys Johannesburg | Cape Town

At Van Deventer & Van Deventer Incorporated, our team of property experts are dedicated to offering the highest standard of legal services and providing personalised solutions to our valued clients, whether they are in the property market as buyers or sellers.

We advise our clients on all aspects of property law, including matters pertaining to sectional titles schemes.

Our property law services include:

  • Advising on and drafting of commercial and residential leases
  • Conventional transfers of properties including sectional titles
  • Miscellaneous applications, consents and endorsements required in the conveyancing process
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements relating to the sale of residential and commercial properties
  • Registration of all types of servitudes
  • Subdivision and consolidation of properties

For more information about our legal services, please contact us.

 

Supplementary 4 General Valuation Roll – City of Johannesburg

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Property owners have the responsibility to check the municipal property valuation ascribed to their property. If the valuation of the property is not in line with the market value or if the categorization is incorrect, property owners must submit their objection before the objection period closes.

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Posted by Cor van Deventer on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Views: 30

 

Property Practitioners - Is BEE Compliance Possible At All?

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The Property Practitioners Act 22 of 2019 (PPA) came into effect on the 1st of February 2022, thereby repealing the Estate Agency Affairs Act of 1976, which had largely regulated the real estate sector in South Africa. Under the PPA, all parties who deal with property and related matters in their ordinary course of business are all referred to as property practitioners.

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Posted by Cor van Deventer on Thursday, May 26, 2022 Views: 114