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Inclusion of LPC numbers in deeds and documents - Pretoria
South Africa - Tech4Law
The Property Law Committee had a brief consultation with the Registrar of Deed , Pretoria , and the following was held with regard to the application and implementation of CRC 3 of 2020 pertaining to the inclusion of LPC Numbers in deeds and documents:

  1. Documents or Notarial deeds signed/ attested before the 13th of October need not have the LPC numbers of conveyancers/ Notaries therein.
  2. All deeds lodged / attested after the 13th of October will require the LPC number of the preparer and the appearer or Notary therein.
  3. Powers of Attorney signed after the 13th of October will have to include the LPC numbers of all appointed appearers therein. It is trusted that this provides more clarity on the issue


Advice for conveyancers: hosting online meetings
UK - TodaysConveyancer
When the UK first went into lockdown during March 2020, a huge emphasis was placed on the importance of online meetings. The business community as a whole had to quickly become comfortable with appearing in front of a camera.

Not only that, but we also had to become accustomed to the fact that normal life would inevitably intrude into even the best-planned video conference.

Irate children, Amazon delivery drivers, internet disruption and noisy pets do not care if you are halfway through delivering your polished presentation to the boss or a new client. It’s a fact that we all live very normal lives and our daily home routines are now becoming blended with our working day.

It’s particularly fascinating the way online meeting technology has quickly had to catch up with the more nuanced aspects of the online video call. For many of us in our space we would only have online meetings when watching the demo of a new software application or when involved in training. Pre-lockdown most online meetings were simply screen shares with dial-in audio – very few people joined with cameras on.

Expropriation Bill submitted to Parliament
South Africa - PropertyWheel
Deputy President David Mabuza has confirmed the Expropriation Bill 2020 has been submitted to Parliament for introduction.

The bill, which is set to replace the Expropriation Act of 1975 consistent with the Constitution was gazetted on the 9th of October 2020. The bill forms part of the work that government is undertaking to ensure that a comprehensive land redistribution for agricultural purpose, human settlements and industrial development is implemented.

Announcing the publishing of the bill during an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform media briefing in Pretoria this past weekend, Mabuza said the publication of this important bill is a cogent indication that government is at work to realise redress and to fulfil the aspirations of the people who have an equitable society.

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