Pretoria Deeds Office

REGISTRARS CIRCULAR 02 /2021 

Withdrawal of Registrars Circular 6/2016 regulating the VA procedures for execution 

1.PURPOSE 

In line with changes made to regulation 68(1) of the Deeds Registries Act 47/37, Registrars Circular 6/2016 has become redundant /irrelevant and must be withdrawn. The issuing of CRC 1/2019, CRC 3/2020and CRC 1/2021 supports the withdrawal and replaces the need for RC 6/2016. 

2.BACKGROUND 

RC 6/2016 was issued to mitigate fraudulent transactions taking place upon the issuing of a VA copy of a title in place of the original thereof. A procedure was implemented at execution for the verification of the conveyancer applying for the registration of a VA copy. However various Chief Registrar Circulars has been issued, dispensing with the need for this procedure. 

3.REASONS FOR WITDRAWAL OF RC 16/2016 

– Clause 2.2 in CRC 1/2019 makes provision for the amendments of Regulation 68(1 E) (a) to (c). 

– Clause 2.3 in CRC 3/2020 makes provision for the disclosure of the legal practice council number of conveyancers and appearers appointed in the power of attorney. 

– Clause 2.3 in CRC 1/2021 makes provision for the issuing of a VA copy of a Bond and for the cancellation thereof by the amendments of regulation 68(11B) and regulation 68(11C). 

4.RESOLUTION 

RC 6/2016 is hereby withdrawn in toto. 

5. DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION 

This Circular will be applicable on date of issue. 

REGISTRAR OF DEEDS:
PRETORIA
DATE:25.10.2021

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