Allen West Conveyancing Update

Letters of Authority issued in respect of trust registrations must, with effect from 15 September 2014, in terms of Chief Master’s Directive 7 of 2014, contain a suffix after the registration number in order to enable the identification of the issuing office, for example IT 1/2014(G) for Johannesburg. 

The trust number of trusts registered prior to 15 September 2014 will not reflect the suffix, unless an amendment has been made due to a change in such trust. In such instance the suffix will be added to the trust number indicated on the new letter of authority. 

The following suffixes must be used for purposes of identifying the inter vivos trust files of the various Masters Offices: 


Office

Suffix
Bisho 
Bloemfontein 
Cape Town 
Durban 
Grahamstown 
Johannesburg 
Kimberley 
Mahikeng 
Mthatha 
Nelspruit MN 
Pietermaritzburg 
Polokwane 
Port Elizabeth 
Pretoria 
Thohoyando 

It remains the responsibility of the conveyancer who prepares the relevant deed or document for registration, to ensure that the correct suffix is included in the trust number. 

Effective date 

All deeds and documents lodged for registration must reflect the correct information. A conveyancer’s certificate may be accepted to indicate the date of the registration of the trust in instances where it is uncertain whether a trust has been registered prior to or after 15 September 2014. 

A conveyancer’s certificate may be accepted in instances where transfer duty receipts do not reflect the relevant suffix in the trust number. 

A section 4 (1) (b) application need not be lodged for the rectification of any deed that has been registered prior to 15 September 2014.

Should you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Allen West
TONKIN CLACEY PRETORIA 
012 346 1278

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