Your crash course on what the Deeds Office does, and the process of registering a property.
Before buying a home, there are a few essential bits of information to familiarise yourself with. One of these is the registration process and exactly what will be required of you. To understand this process, it is important to know exactly what the Deeds Office does. The Deeds Office is a government department responsible for the registration, management and maintenance of the property registry of South Africa. It is part of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.
The next step is to become familiar with the registration process that takes place at the Deeds Office. Here’s how it works:
The time taken to register a property at the Deeds Office depends on various factors and a number of parties. On average, registering a property transfer takes six to eight weeks, although unforeseen difficulties can cause the period to be extended.
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