Transfer Process

The Property Transfer Procedure

Don’t expect the usual – we like showing you how the process works – we want you to know the steps as well as we do. Please keep in mind that each case is unique and some registrations may be completed in a few less steps while others may have a few more. But rest assured that your Registration or Transfer will be in safe and more importantly – dedicated hands.

1What can delay any of the 28 steps?
  • Parties that are in the process of divorce
  • If the original Title Deed is lost
  • If any of the parties are overseas
  • If any of the parties passes away during the process
  • Buying from a Deceased Estate
  • If any deposits are not from the “normal” sources i.e pension funds / share sales investment
  • A “subject to sale” and the previous property is not selling or have problems
2What is Transfer of Property?
Transfer of property or conveyancing is done by registered conveyancers. Conveyancing is the legal process of obtaining ownership of a property. A written contract of sale of the property must first be signed by the Seller and the Purchaser. The property transfer process in order to pass and register the Purchaser’s new ownership in the property then occurs at the Deeds office. Any mortgage bonds required to secure loans for the purchase price may be registered at the same time and any existing bonds may be cancelled.
3Can costs be saved on property transfers?
Substantial savings can be made by the use of our quick and cost-effective online services and accurate quoting for work required.
4Who pays the costs?
The Purchaser is liable for transfer costs even though the Seller usually appoints the Conveyancer. The Purchaser can, however, choose the Conveyancer if the Seller agrees to this
5How do I start the process?
It’s easy! Complete the form on this page for a quick quote at no cost or obligation. If you are happy with the quote we send you, you give us the go ahead. We will then advise you of the next step as well as advising you of our local office in your area where you can sign the necessary documentation to do the transfer.
6What documents do I require
  • Sales Agreement / Offer to Purchase
  • Identity Document
  • Marriage Certificate
  • SARS IT 34 (confirmation of Income Tax reference number)
  • Latest levy / rates account
Click here to download our FICA requirements document for a complete list of what’s required for various entities such as a natural person, company, trust etc.


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