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purchasing immovable property

Quick Tips for ensuring a smooth and timeous Property Transfer

Introduction Today, more and more people are purchasing immovable property in South Africa. The transfer process, from acceptance of the offer to registration, should roughly take three to four months depending on the terms and conditions on the Sale Agreement or alternatively the type of sale. No transfer can be lodged in the Deeds Office until all […]

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Immovable Property Law: the section 118(3) debate on historical municipal debts – some practical implications

In Jordaan and Others v City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality and Others, the Constitutional Court held that historical municipal debt (meaning municipal debt attaching to a property which is older than two years at the date of application for a rates clearance certificate) does not “survive” transfer, meaning that the purchaser or other successor in […]

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