Audrey Gwangwa considers whether it is a fact or a fallacy that the South African deeds registration system, one of the best in the world, still guarantees security of title.
The LSSA has made a number of comments about the Sectional Titles Amendment Act 2017, including the view that developers need to make more affidavits.
The August 2017 issue of MCS Courier includes: precedents and the Ombud service; the calculation of Ombud levies; and having four member bodies corporate.
This week: Know your rights as a neighbour; home ownership can boost your retirement income; and good economic indicators could start a property market turnaround.
John Christie offers further insights and reminds practitioners that applications to Court also have to comply with the provisions of section 56 of the Sectional Titles Act.
Allen West clarifies the practice around the necessity for a lodgement of a consent by the City of Tshwane for the registration of a certificate of consolidated title.
Audrey Gwangwa gives a practical guide to practitioners for postnuptial notarial contracts executed in terms of section 88 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937.
This week: Property Barometer - House Price Index; most Cape Town properties have a right to a second dwelling; and historical debt saga: What happens next?
Audrey Gwangwa emphasises that practitioners must be aware that applications to Court have to comply with the provisions of Section 97 of the Deeds Registries Act.