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When buying a house in South Africa, we know that we must use a conveyancing attorney, but what do conveyancers actually do?
Before we explain what conveyancing attorneys do, let’s first define what the term “conveyancing” means.
“Conveyancing” is the legal term used to describe the transfer of property from one person to another. This process is registered at the local Deeds Office in the area/town where the property is situated.
A conveyancer is a practicing attorney who has not only passed their Attorney admission exams, but also a special conveyancer exam.
Conveyancers have a massive responsibility to ensure that everything is done strictly according to the Deeds Office Regulations.
To maintain this standard, there are compulsory examinations that ensure only the best conveyancers qualify. They must have the knowledge of more than a 100 different Acts and Regulations pertaining to properties in South Africa and must always ensure that their client's rights are protected while executing the Deeds.
South Africa boasts with one of the best property registration processes in the world, and conveyancers are mostly to thank for maintaining that standard.
Now that we have a better understanding of what a conveyancer is, let’s look at the services that a conveyancer offers.
A Conveyancer should:
Owning a property is one of the largest and most important investments that you will make. It is also the most expensive asset you will ever own.
Therefore, it’s important that when buying or selling a property, you have a team of conveyancing attorneys that care on your side.
Contact our law firm in Cape Town.
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