New book the law of property

Essential reference to property law updated

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Significant changes to South African property legislation make it necessary for legal practitioners specialising in this aspect of law to have access...
Allen West Conveyancing Update

Conveyancing News – What May Serve as Security Under a Notarial Bond?

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 Must the movable assets be corporeal?  A notarial bond is defined in section 102 of the Deeds Registries...
eDRS

First part of the Electronic Deeds Registration Act is now in operation

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Section 2 of the Electronic Deeds Registration Act 2 of 2019 comes into effect today. This is the first piece of the...
Pretoria Deeds Office

Pretoria Deeds Office Closure Times for December 2019

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In terms of a meeting held between the Conveyancers and the Registrar of Deeds Pretoria, the following was decided.
Allen West Conveyancing Update

Conveyancing News – Notarial Tie Agreements

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Introduction For time immemorial registrars of deeds have been registering notarial tie agreements which have the status of a...
Allen West Conveyancing Update

Conveyancing News – Massing and Adiation vis-à-vis Massing and Election

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Introduction Uncertainty, from a conveyancing perspective, prevails with regard to massing and adiation, and massing and election. In this...
Allen West Conveyancing Update

Conveyancing News – Creation of Positive and Negative Personal Servitudes

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Introduction From a conveyancing perspective it is very important to distinguish between positive and negative personal servitudes. The reason...
Allen West Conveyancing Update

Conveyancing Update – Confusion Surrounding the Substitution of a Debtor ito Sec 57 of...

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A fair amount of legal debate surrounding the application and interpretation of the provisions of section 57 of the Deeds Registries Act...
Allen West Conveyancing Update

Conveyancing Update – Lapsing of a Real Right of Extension Which Has Been Subdivided

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Section 25(4)(b) of the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 (the Act) provides for the subdivision and cession of a real right...
Allen West Conveyancing Update

Conveyancing Update – Certificates Issued In Terms Of Section 15b(3) Of The Sectional Titles...

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Introduction Practice has showed that the contents of the section 15B(3) certificates provided by conveyancers do not always depict the correct state...
Allen West Conveyancing Update

Conveyancing Update – Cession of Personal Servitudes

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We are often confronted with the dilemma of whether a cession of a personal servitude is capable of being registered or not....
Conveyancing Responsibilities

The Responsibilities of Conveyancers and Notaries

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Statute law is brief regarding the duties and responsibilities of a conveyancer, except for the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937(the Act)...