It's back with some old and many new questions, the almost annual GhostDigest survey about conveyancers, conveyancing secretaries and the conveyancing environment.
The results of the Conveyancing Ethics Survey which we ran with Gustav Radloff via e-mail to conveyancers in July.
The long awaited 2010 GhostDigest Survey into Conveyancing in South Africa has arrived and is ready for you to complete if you missed the earlier mailshot.
Responses from 169 law firms, representing 218 conveyancing partners and 396 conveyancing secretaries were received.
Responses from 20 law firms, representing 22 conveyancing partners and 39 conveyancing secretaries were received.
Responses from 46 law firms, representing 67 conveyancing partners and 146 conveyancing secretaries were received.
The process of unpacking the results of the GhostDigest survey of the conveyancing profession has ended. This week sees the comparative summary of all the regions and conclusions, findings and opinions compiled in a Word document.
Responses from 29 law firms, representing 31 conveyancing partners and 91 conveyancing secretaries were received.
Responses from 23 law firms, representing 26 conveyancing partners and 86 conveyancing secretaries were received.
Responses from 77 law firms, representing 171 conveyancing partners and 234 conveyancing secretaries were received.
Responses from 118 law firms, representing 172 conveyancing partners and 284 conveyancing secretaries were received.
Responses from 15 law firms, representing 14 conveyancing partners and 25 conveyancing secretaries were received.
Two graphs graphically illustrating the change in the value and number of bonds and transfers registered over the last few years until March this year.
Over three years have passed since the first conveyancing survey, we thought it was about time the GhostDigest conducted another one …
A graph showing the total volumes outstanding for deeds office document copies.
The state has raised R5,8 bn in the first 10 months of the 2006/2007 tax year.
A table showing the number of registrations and recordals in the nine deeds registries.
Most claims against attorneys arise from litigation and the prescription of MVA matters.
Have a look at the results from our survey, which we ran over May, they make interesting reading.
Tying with East London, Johannesburg - South had responses from 4 law firms, representing 6 partners, of whom 3 are conveyancing partners.
In equal first place with Cape Town, we had responses from 56 law firms, representing 208 partners, of whom 97 are conveyancing partners.
Responses from 17 law firms, representing 86 partners, of whom 36 are conveyancing partners were received.
Responses from 29 law firms, representing 223 partners, of whom 60 are conveyancing partners were received.
Responses from 56 law firms, representing 298 partners, of whom 91 are conveyancing partners were received.
Responses from 9 law firms, representing 57 partners, of whom 13 are conveyancing partners were received.
Edging ahead of East London, responses from 5 law firms, representing 8 partners, of whom 7 are conveyancing partners were received.
Responses from just 4 law firms, representing 13 partners, of whom 8 are conveyancing partners were received.
Buying a house is an expensive exercise, the cost of the property notwithstanding, other costs are incurred. What are they and to whom do they go?
Recently The Economist released its house price index of 20 countries. We are second.
These graphs and tables compare transfer costs for South Africa, the UK, Australia and Canada.
Comparisons are odious, but interesting. This graph compares the average length of time it takes to transfer property in a number of countries.