A partner at a law firm in Durban advises that if firms want to save money they should double check their transactional invoices from vendors.
Whether it be the Deeds office registration account, electronic mortgage instructions, or conveyancing transactional charges, firms should ensure that all due credits (such as NTUs) have been passed, and that all items on the invoice are indeed meant for their firm. What I found in the past was that some vendors' billing systems battle to match a credit to a previous month's debit - and so the credit is never passed. In fairness to the vendors, they welcome such queries and are very quick to respond. They ask that you contact their respective accounting departments. Should you want to comment on this topic, please post a message to our open forum. Tech4Law is there to not only save you money, but also to allow everyone to voice their opinions, and share ideas.