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07 May 2020

This week: How the economy will collapse if real estate services cannot operate; HMLR temporarily amends rules around ID and signing Deeds; and is this the best time to buy a house?

Lexis® DeedTracker

07 May 2020

It is time to implement Lexis® DeedTracker, a mobile scanning app using a notification system which simplifies communication between the Deeds office, lodging and instructing attorney firms.

Deeds Offices open

14 May 2020

The Acting Director-General sent out a circular last Friday - 8th of May - in which he sets out the steps that have been taken to implement a gradual return to work and the opening of Deeds Offices.

Lexis® Pay

14 May 2020

With the COVID-19 lockdown, Lexis® Pay has come into its own as a secure online web-based payment requisition solution for legal firms to efficiently capture, approve and execute internal payments.

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14 May 2020

Conveyancing in a digitalised world; an open letter from the Managing Director of Rawson Property; and how low and for how long can residential rental tenant performance deteriorate?

Sellers - prepare for SPLUMA

21 May 2020

Jack Crook lists three of the main things you are likely to need to have in place for your transferring attorney to obtain a SPLUMA certificate when the requirement becomes necessary.

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21 May 2020

This week: Uncertain times ahead for rentals; Pretoria Deeds Office implements a phased opening; and which technologies and behaviours will roll legal services forward into the post-Covid ‘new normal’?

Help - my bond has been withdrawn

21 May 2020

Deon Welz and Robert Krautkramer discuss the situation where the banks have withdrawn bonds that were approved prior to lockdown, because of a change in the buyer’s financial position.

COVID-19 and electronic signatures

22 May 2020

Lexis® Sign brings international standard Advanced Electronic signatures to local and international use, but built on the foundations of South African legislation, all underpinned by the ECT Act.

E-Signatures and sale agreements

28 May 2020

Denoon Sampson asks whether it is time to embark on a process of validating Electronic signatures for Immovable Property sales, Wills, Negotiable Instruments and to do away with the need for Rule 63 Authentications.
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