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Registrars Conference Resolutions

12 February 2015

Complete Compilation and Index to Registrars Conference Resolutions - 2014 Edition

Publisher: Theron Publishers
Author: Anton Theron
Pages: 1249
Price: R855,00 (R750,00 + 14% VAT)

The Conference resolutions are an essential source of information to any person involved in conveyancing and notarial practice and procedure, and should be used when drafting deeds and documents.

Since 1940 Registrars of Deeds have, under the chairmanship of the Chief Registrar of Deeds, had regular meetings to discuss contentious issues pertaining to deeds office practice and procedure.  In terms of section 3(1)(z) of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 it has become the duty of all Registrars to apply these resolutions uniformly.  It goes without saying that to apply more than 6 000 resolutions without an index will be an almost impossible task.

This compilation provides the practitioner with a complete set of resolutions grouped together with a comprehensive index consisting not only of the relevant Acts and regulations, but also a reference index to issues which have been resolved. Should a practitioner, for example, encounter a problem with a usufruct he/she must refer to usufruct in the index and all the appeals surrounding usufruct have been set out thereunder. Furthermore there is an index of all the sections and regulations to the Deeds Registries Act and the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986.

Without this index the resolutions taken will be of little or no use to the practitioner, or anybody involved in drafting deeds and documents for registration.  It is indeed a a helpful tool to find all the relevant resolutions on any specific subject matter. 

Initial comments from colleagues/conveyancers have been extremely favourable and all of them are agreed that the “codification” of the resolutions, and in particular the indexes, are extremely useful. They all also commented that the book has, to a large degree, eliminated the uncertainty that existed regarding the resolutions. Practitioners now have a complete record of the resolutions and whether a specific resolution is still applicable or not. 

To order contact Lee-Allen via email info@tcpta.co.za or if you have any further queries by telephone at 012 323 9092 or cell at 083 291 6065.

Download facsimile pages of the 2012 Conference Resolutions, an Index page and a Case Register page.

Reader Comments: 3
Allen West 14/08/2014:

This compilation is a must for anybody who is involved in the drafting of deeds and documents as it provides the answers to most of the problems that one is confronted with. An absolute must.

ANTON THERON 15/08/2014:

Thank you Allen. Your contribution is much appreciated. The importance of a thorough knowledge of the resolutions will be apparent from the following eloquent words of the former Chief Registrar, and I quote:

"As we are all aware, conference resolutions crystallize after careful and meticulous analysis of, and, robust debate around all the issues tabled at the Registrars' Conference, which is held annually and at great cost to the Deeds Trading Account. While I, with all equanimity, concede that unanimity is often elusive and achieved at the expense of minority opinion, majority opinion is always followed in order to arrive at these resolutions. This principle applies in every sphere of human activity including practice in the High Courts - there is always a minority and majority opinion in court decisions but , invariably, the majority opinion prevails and that translates into the decision of the Court. Registrars' Conference Resolutions lend certainty to conveyancing practice and procedures, countrywide, and, not only achieve uniformity but also facilitate service to our clients of the highest standard and quality. In conclusion, let it be known that I have reached the end of my tether and will not brook any flouting of conference resolutions anymore." end quote.

I have found most of the answers to conveyancing questions have been dealt with by Conference Resolutions over the period of 70 years. Anton

Antha Serfontein 18/02/2015:

This seems to be a fixed page book, but was it not possible to have printed it in a loose page format, to which the new resolutions could be added every year? Or is it perhaps done this way?

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