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The Property Transfer Process

Property Transfers

Property Transfers and Conveyancing: A Comprehensive Guide

The Start

  • The Buyer & Seller sign the Sale Agreement.

  • The Buyer's Bond is approved by the bank*.

  • To enable the Conveyancer to prepare the transfer documents, he will require the Purchaser’s & Seller’s details together with copies of their Identity documents, marriage certificates, ANC’s, divorce orders, etc. After receiving these documents & the original Title Deed, the Conveyancer will prepare the transfer documents & his proforma account. The Parties will then be called upon to sign the documents and the Purchaser will be called upon to pay the Conveyancer’s costs.

Figures & Conditions

  • The relevant Conveyancing Attorneys are instructed to carry out the transfer and bond registration.

  • The Title Deeds and Cancellation Figures.

  • The Rates Clearance Figures and Valuation Certificates.

  • Levy Figures*.

  • Guarantee Figures*.

  • Sale Conditions: The deal only proceeds when the suspensive conditions in the Sale Agreement are met (such as the sale of an existing property).

Signatures & Payments

  • Once all conditions have been met, the transfer and bond documents are drafted by the relevant Attorneys.

  • The Buyer & Seller sign the respective transfer documents.

  • The Buyer signs the bond documents*.

  • All relevant Transfer cost are paid by the Buyer.

  • The Seller pays their rates, including advance rates if required*.

  • The Transfer attorney applies for a transfer duty receipt from SARS, a Rates Clearance Certificate and a Levy Certificate* and makes the necessary payments.

Compliance Certificates

  • The Seller is now required to provide these compliance certificates: Electrical, Plumbing*, Beetle*, Gas*, Electric Fence*.


  • The Attorneys provide Guarantees from the Buyer's Bank for the purchase price, or the balance of the purchase price if a deposit is being paid up front.

  • The Seller's existing bond on the property is prepared to be cancelled.

  • The Attorneys ensure FICA Compliance as a protective measure against fraud.


  • When all documents are signed, costs are paid certificates obtained, the documents are prepared for lodgement in the Deeds Office.

  • The documents are examined in the Deeds Office (+10 working days).

  • After 7-10 working days, the Attorneys will be advised that the matter is "Up for Registration" and have 5 working days to finalise anything outstanding.

Registration and Proceeds

  • The Conveyancers appear at the Deeds Office to register Deeds.

  • Ownership passes from the Seller to the Buyer.

  • The Buyer's new Bond is registered*.

  • The Seller's existing Bond is cancelled*.

  • The Guarantees are paid*.

  • The Seller is paid out the net proceeds.

  • The Estate Agent is paid their commission.

  • The new owner takes occupation of their new property.

The Final Step

  • The Buyer and Seller have long-since forgotten the process and have settled into their new lifestyles.

  • After approximately 3 months, the original Title Deed and Bond Documents are delivered back to the Attorneys by the Deeds Office and a Levy Certificate* and makes the necessary payments.

  • The original Title Deed is delivered to the Bank (if the property is bonded) or to the Owner. A copy of these documents is normally sent to the Buyer & Seller by the Attorneys.

  • If applicable

Expenses for the Seller

  • Agent’s Commission.

  • Bond Cancellation Costs.

  • Advanced Municipal Rates and/or Levies.

  • Electrical Certificate; Gas Certificate (if applicable).

  • Electric Fence Certificate (if applicable).

  • Beetle Certificate (if applicable).

  • Plumbing Certificate (City of Cape Town).

Expenses for the Purchaser

  • Transfer Fees.

  • Transfer Duty.

  • Pro Rata Rates and/or Levies.

  • Bond Registration Fees.

  • Bond Initiation Fees.

  • Deeds Office Fees.

  • Postages & Petties.

Why Choose Leoni Naude Inc Attorneys for Your Property Transfer?

  • Expertise in Conveyancing: Our team specializes in conveyancing, with extensive experience handling a wide range of property transactions. Whether you're buying, selling, or transferring property, you can trust us to navigate the process with precision and efficiency.

  • Personalised Service: At Leoni Naude Inc Attorneys, we believe in providing personalised service tailored to your unique needs and circumstances. From the initial consultation to the finalisation of your property transfer, we will be with you every step of the way, providing guidance, support, and expert advice.

  • Attention to Detail: Property transfers involve numerous legal and administrative requirements. Our meticulous attention to detail ensures that every aspect of your transaction is handled with the utmost care and diligence, minimising the risk of errors or complications along the way.

  • Timely and Efficient: We understand the importance of completing your property transfer in a timely manner. Our team works diligently to expedite the process, keeping you informed and updated at every stage to ensure a smooth and efficient transaction.

  • Comprehensive Services: In addition to property transfers, Leoni Naude Inc Attorneys offers a comprehensive range of legal services to meet all your needs. Whether you require assistance with bond registrations, contract drafting, or legal advice, we have the knowledge and expertise to assist you effectively.

Conveyancing Attorney

What we offer

  • Transfer of fixed property

  • General conveyancing

  • Drafting of agreements of sale

  • Deceased Estate transfers

  • Divorce transfers

  • Endorsements

  • Half share transfers

  • Opening of Township Register

  • Property developments

  • Servitude's

  • Registration of Sectional Title Register

  • Obtaining copies of documents from the Deeds Office

  • Notarial securities & agreement

  • Consolidations

  • Subdivisions

What Clients Say

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Linzel for her excellent customer service and knowledge of the conveyancing process during the management of the transfer for 70 Villa Mia. 
She kept me informed throughout the process, was always willing to answer any question that I raised and this was done quickly and the response was always in layman's terms so easy to understand. 
The turnaround process once the registration was completed was also quick and efficient and I would be happy to recommend your services to any person requiring conveyancing services.

Nazrene Mannie

I sincerely wish to thank Leoni Naude Inc Attorneys/Notaries/Conveyancers for handling the matter of the transfer of my property in Farrarmere, Benoni. I found them diligent and most professional in all matters in registering said property into the new owners names at the Deeds Office, as well as  in arranging required Rates Clearance figures to enable the municipal account to be closed, and I was kept up to date at all times on every procedure. Any monies owed to me was duly paid into my account on completion of all legal matters. 
Selling or buying a home can be stressful if one is not qualified to follow legal procedures.

I highly recommend their services for a smooth worry-free service. On calling upon their offices, I was warmly received by the staff who have been instrumental in my trust in their ability.

Janet Bremner

Wie dit mag aan gaan


Met hierdie brief wil ek Linzel en haar span bedank vir hulle uitstekende diens.


Ek het soveel waardeuring vir hulle omdat hulle my transaksie met soveel entoesiasme hanteer het. Nooit ooit gedink daar is nog mense wat so blits vining reageer op besigheid soos wat ek ondervind het nie.


Dit was ‘n plesier om met Linzel besigheid te doen want haar diens was uit die boonste rakke, om nie eens te praat van die flinke diens en die gereelde terugvoering welke dit nou telefonies of per email was en om nie eens te praat van hul “Progress Report”, dit was impressive.


Sulke diens het ek nog nooit ondervind by enige ander prokureurs maatskappy.


“WELL DONE” julle is ‘n WENSPAN!!!!!!!!!!! Dit was ‘n plesier om met julle te werk.Hou dit so!!!!

Sonja Engelbrecht

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