To be expressed

20 March 2013

Regulation 29 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 has been amended with effect from 15 April 2013 vide GG No. 36240 to read as follows:

“In the description of immovable property in a deed or bond, the extent thereof shall be expressed in words and figures”

This has the effect that the extent of all immovable property in a deed or a bond must be described in words and figures.  It is thus not necessary to disclose words and figures of the extent in a power of attorney, consent, etc. Immovable property will encompass exclusive use areas, real rights of extension, lease agreements, just to mention a few.

Allen West
Deeds Training

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