FOR SALE – FROM OUR CLIENTS

  Property From Our Clients     Our firm has identified a growing need – namely clients who wish to sell their properties privately. We provide assistance to private Sellers by advertising their properties on our Firms Facebook page, as a tool to provide...

Deeds Office – Pretoria

Deeds Office – Pretoria Abé Kempen – AJ Kempen Incorporated Attorneys Notaries Conveyancers The Pretoria Deeds Office is situated in the CBD of Pretoria on the corner of Bosman and Pretorius Street. The transferring attorney is responsible to arrange lodgement...

90 Day Notice to Bank – Bond Cancellation

  Bond Cancellation: 90 Days     When the Seller of a property has a bond registered against his property, this bond should be cancelled when the property is sold, and the bank must be notified about the cancellation. The cancellation of the bond takes place in the...

POWER OF ATTORNEY

  Power of Attorney     A Power of Attorney (POA) can be useful when the parties to a transaction for the sale of property will be unavailable for a certain amount of time or where one of the parties is domiciled outside of South Africa. Without a Power of Attorney...

Exact bond clause in an Offer to Purchase

  The necessity of the exact bond clause in an Offer to Purchase It is of extreme importance for an Offer to Purchase to be drawn up in such a way that’s limits are set for misinterpretation. It is therefore advisable to have the contract drawn up by our attorneys....

BUILDING PLANS OF YOUR PROPERTY

  THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING THE CORRECT BUILDING PLANS IN PLACE There is a direct responsibility on the seller of a property to ensure that the correct building plans are in place of a property, and the lack thereof leads to an array of legal consequences. Not having...

CHANGING TENANTS LOCKS

Are landlords allowed to change tenants locks due to non-payment?   If a landlord changes the locks without a tenant’s consent, it would constitute an unlawful deprivation of a tenant’s possession and is therefore prohibited by the Prevention of Illegal Eviction and...

Occupation Certificate

Occupational Certificate   According to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act of 1977, an Occupation Certificate must be obtained for every type of building before occupancy may be given. It is compulsory for all owners to obtain the Certificate...

RENEW LEASE AGREEMENT

“Option to renew a Lease Agreement”   An option to renew a lease agreement allows a tenant to continue occupying a premises after the initial lease agreement has lapsed. The option to renew the lease is only available to a tenant if the clause was...

VOETSTOOTS

“Voetstoots”   There is a standard clause in most sale contracts in South Africa, known as the Voetstoots clause, which translates to “as it stands” meaning that property is being sold with defects and all. When a property is then sold as Voetstoots, it...

Electrical & Gas Certificates

Certificates of Compliance   Electrical Compliance Certificate: In terms of the Electrical Installation Regulations, which came into effect in 2009 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the seller of the property must obtain an Electrical Certificate of...

Repo Rate 19 May 2016

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on 19 May 2016 that the Monetary Policy had decided to leave interest rates unchanged for now, following the news that the consumer inflation rate had slowed down for a second consecutive month in April to 6.2% This...
3 Attorneys

3 Attorneys

Why are there so many attorneys involved in a property transaction, and who are they?   There are 3 different attorneys involved in a property transaction: The Transferring Attorney The Bond Attorney The Bond Cancellation Attorney These attorneys do not necessarily...
New Office Address

New Office Address

We are proud to announce that we have moved our office to Brooklyn, Pretoria Our new office address is 1001 Justice Mahomed Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria. We are on the same premises as Schoeman and Associates. Please note our new phone number (012) 346 4164 Please find...
FICA Documents

FICA Documents

Why do we have to send our FICA documents to the conveyancing attorney? The Financial Intelligence Centre Act (38 of 2001) (the FIC Act) came into effect on the 1st of July 2003. The FIC Act was introduced to fight financial crime, such as money laundering, tax...

Repo Rate 28 January 2016

  On the 28th of January 2016 the South African Reserve Bank announced that it would increase the repo rate with 50 basis points raising it with half a percentage to 6.75%. This comes after the bank increased rates by 25 basis points in both July and November...
Property Puzzle

Property Puzzle

Let us solve your Property Puzzle     Social networking and media being the norm of the day, one can easily gain access to the Property Registration Process by using modern day technology and devices. By the click of a button one can easily attain the 10...

Transfer Duty

What is Transfer Duty? Transfer Duty is government tax, which is charged when a property is transferred from one person or entity to another person or entity. A Purchaser (Natural Persons, Trusts, Companies & Close Corporations) of a property, pays Transfer duty...