PROPERTY LAW SERVICES
The transfer of an immovable property is not just a signature on an Offer to Purchase. It is often a complicated transaction requiring the guidance of an experienced property conveyancer.
The conveyancer must:
attend to the cancellation of old bank bonds and register new ones;
interface with SARS, the Deeds Office and the local municipality;
deal with existing deed conditions correctly to prevent delays;
ensure compliance with property laws; and
ensure the harmonious relationship between Seller and Purchaser.
Although it is a norm that the Seller nominates the Conveyancing Attorneys, it is a negotiable term of the contract just like many others. Many first-time home buyers are unaware that they can negotiate the nomination of the Conveyancing Attorneys - after all, it is the Purchaser who pays the Conveyancer's transfer fees.