Registration a necessity

26 September 2019

Jack Crook covers two recent Supreme Court of Appeal cases which deal with specific types of home builder but are a timely reminder to all builders to comply with the HCPMA Act.

Binding options

10 October 2019

An option relating to an offer for the sale of land need not be in writing, but the offer itself must have been reduced to writing when the option was granted, for it to be binding.

Error in persona

24 October 2019

Buyers misrepresentation of true identity: a material mistake (error in persona), resulting in a null and void sale because of no ‘real agreement’ or consensus to pass transfer.


21 November 2019

Extension of Security of Tenure Act 62 of 1997 – s 6(2)(dA) – meaning of ‘reside’: depends on facts of each case and includes use of a graveyard historically used by a family.

Transfer and Bond Costs July 2019

21 November 2019

A valuable guide in both eBook and print format which contains tables that are compiled in accordance with the national guidelines recommended by the Law Society of South Africa.

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 05/2019

05 December 2019

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 5 of 2019: To provide clarity regarding the procedure to be followed for the establishment of townships - withdraws RC 2/2019.

Chief Registrar's Circular 05/2019

12 December 2019

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 05 of 2019: Commencement of the amendments to Regulation 68 (lost title deeds and bonds) and Regulation 79bis. CRC 1/2019 is repealed.

Chief Registrar's Circular 06/2019

12 December 2019

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 06 of 2019: Procedure to be followed with regard to the expediting of deeds.

Chief Registrar's Circular 07/2019

12 December 2019

Chief Registrar's Circular No. 07 of 2019: Suspension of RCR 58/2011 - substituting sectional plans whereby the numbers of sections are amended.

Registrars' Conference Resolutions - 2019

19 December 2019

At the annual registrars’ conference held recently, matters which affect conveyancing and notarial practice were discussed resulting in 19 resolutions being adopted.
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