Mr Kessy Pillay, the Registrar of Deeds in Cape Town, puts a number of impressions about the deeds office into the correct perspective. The most important one being the unawareness that much of the total time it takes to register a property is consumed by the process preceding the lodgement of the matter in the deeds office. Once lodged, the administrative process of registering the property in the name of the new owner takes approximately seven to nine days.
The process is therefore strict and orderly, the deeds office's staff members are highly trained and High Court actions to contest the validity of acts of registration are almost unheard of.
Letter on the Tygerburger