Property Centres

Our Property Practice Group is divided into specialist centres focusing on providing dedicated and task-orientated support to clients. We believe this makes all the difference and enables us to provide expert property services fast and efficiently.

Our centres work closely with estate agents, bond originators, financial institutions, property developers, town and spatial planners, government departments and other entities as required to provide a total property solution to our clients.

Our specialist centres are each headed by directors from our Property Practice Group:

Property Practice Group
Head, Douglas Henney

Bond Centre
Head, Stacey Bartlett

Correspondent Centre
Head, Libo van Aswegen

Estate Centre
Head, Natalie Steenkamp

Transfer Centre
Head, Corlia van Zyl

Our Property Team

Our Property Team

Corlia van Zyl

Director

Corlia is a Director and Head of the Transfer Centre in the Property Practice Group. Property transfers and registrations are at the core of her expertise, and she has a particular passion for the registration of townships and sectional title schemes, as well as property subdivisions and consolidations.

Bloemfontein
corlia@phinc.co.za
051 400 4102
084 870 0127
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Douglas Henney

Director

Douglas is a founding member of Phatshoane Henney Attorneys and a Director of the Property Practice Group of the firm where he heads up the Practice Group and has more than 30 years’ experience in various fields of law.

Bloemfontein
douglas@phinc.co.za
051 400 4180
082 577 4041
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Libo van Aswegen

Director

Libo is a Director in the Property Practice Group who specialises in property transfers while engaging with Estate Agents and assisting Correspondent Attorneys in all aspects of conveyancing - from registration of townships, sectional title schemes, to property subdivisions and consolidations all serve as motivation to set the standard on a daily basis.

Bloemfontein
libo@phinc.co.za
051 400 4109
051 400 4123
082 371 8307
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Natalie Steenkamp

Director

Natalie is a Director in the Property Practice Group. Property transfers and registrations are at the core of her expertise, and as head of the Property Practice Group’s Estate Centre she has a particular passion for the registration of estate late property transfers.

Bloemfontein
natalies@phinc.co.za
051 400 4126
051 400 4123
078 151 1493
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Stacey Bartlett

Director

Stacey is a Director in the Property Practice Group of Phatshoane Henney Attorneys where she heads up the specialised Bond Centre division, established to allow a streamlined approach to mortgage bonds and bond cancellations for the benefit of clients and financial institutions.

Bloemfontein
stacey@phinc.co.za
051 400 4144
051 400 4123
082 811 8110
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Cleopatra Mukhari

Senior Associate

Cleopatra is a Senior Associate within the specialised Bond Centre of the Property Practice Group, a division responsible for commercial property finance bonds, home loan bonds, agricultural bonds and wealth bonds from the country’s top five banks and other financial institutions. She specialises in various areas of property law, mortgage bonds, antenuptial and postnuptial agreements and other related aspects regarding property.

Bloemfontein
cleopatra@phinc.co.za
051 400 4105
051 400 4123
084 534 4521
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Relebogile Mogotsi

Associate

Relebogile is an Associate in the Property Practice Group, specialising in property transfers and registrations. Relebogile has a strong commercial background having served his articles and having begun his career as an attorney in our specialised commercial department. He now dedicates his time and uses his commercial background to advise clients on various property related transactions.

Bloemfontein
relebogile@phinc.co.za
051 400 4154
083 413 5966
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Tazné Arendse

Associate

Tazné is an Associate in the Property Practice Group, where she is involved in property transfers and registrations, estate transfers, the registration and cancellation of servitudes, as well as property subdivisions and consolidations.

Bloemfontein
tazne@phinc.co.za
051 400 4034
051 400 4141
071 853 9832
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Corlia van Zyl

Director

Corlia is a Director and Head of the Transfer Centre in the Property Practice Group. Property transfers and registrations are at the core of her expertise, and she has a particular passion for the registration of townships and sectional title schemes, as well as property subdivisions and consolidations.

Bloemfontein
corlia@phinc.co.za
051 400 4102
084 870 0127
Show more

Douglas Henney

Director

Douglas is a founding member of Phatshoane Henney Attorneys and a Director of the Property Practice Group of the firm where he heads up the Practice Group and has more than 30 years’ experience in various fields of law.

Bloemfontein
douglas@phinc.co.za
051 400 4180
082 577 4041
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Libo van Aswegen

Director

Libo is a Director in the Property Practice Group who specialises in property transfers while engaging with Estate Agents and assisting Correspondent Attorneys in all aspects of conveyancing - from registration of townships, sectional title schemes, to property subdivisions and consolidations all serve as motivation to set the standard on a daily basis.

Bloemfontein
libo@phinc.co.za
051 400 4109
051 400 4123
082 371 8307
Show more

Natalie Steenkamp

Director

Natalie is a Director in the Property Practice Group. Property transfers and registrations are at the core of her expertise, and as head of the Property Practice Group’s Estate Centre she has a particular passion for the registration of estate late property transfers.

Bloemfontein
natalies@phinc.co.za
051 400 4126
051 400 4123
078 151 1493
Show more

Stacey Bartlett

Director

Stacey is a Director in the Property Practice Group of Phatshoane Henney Attorneys where she heads up the specialised Bond Centre division, established to allow a streamlined approach to mortgage bonds and bond cancellations for the benefit of clients and financial institutions.

Bloemfontein
stacey@phinc.co.za
051 400 4144
051 400 4123
082 811 8110
Show more

Cleopatra Mukhari

Senior Associate

Cleopatra is a Senior Associate within the specialised Bond Centre of the Property Practice Group, a division responsible for commercial property finance bonds, home loan bonds, agricultural bonds and wealth bonds from the country’s top five banks and other financial institutions. She specialises in various areas of property law, mortgage bonds, antenuptial and postnuptial agreements and other related aspects regarding property.

Bloemfontein
cleopatra@phinc.co.za
051 400 4105
051 400 4123
084 534 4521
Show more

Relebogile Mogotsi

Associate

Relebogile is an Associate in the Property Practice Group, specialising in property transfers and registrations. Relebogile has a strong commercial background having served his articles and having begun his career as an attorney in our specialised commercial department. He now dedicates his time and uses his commercial background to advise clients on various property related transactions.

Bloemfontein
relebogile@phinc.co.za
051 400 4154
083 413 5966
Show more

Tazné Arendse

Associate

Tazné is an Associate in the Property Practice Group, where she is involved in property transfers and registrations, estate transfers, the registration and cancellation of servitudes, as well as property subdivisions and consolidations.

Bloemfontein
tazne@phinc.co.za
051 400 4034
051 400 4141
071 853 9832
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Key Property Expertise

Bond Registration and Cancellation

Advice and support regarding the registration and cancellation of mortgage bonds, drafting and preparation of securities, engaging with financiers, preparation and lodging of documentation w...

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Property Development Projects

Advice and support regarding property development projects which includes the consolidation and/or subdivision of immovable property, township establishments and sectional title scheme devel...

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Property Transfer

Advice and support in the transfer of immovable property ownership, registrations and amendments at the Deeds Office, due diligences, preparation and lodging of documentation, obtaining all ...

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Shared Ownership Structure

Advice and support regarding the formation, management and compliance of shared ownership structures such as sectional titles, community schemes, homeowners association, cluster schemes, sha...

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Bond Registration and Cancellation

Advice and support regarding the registration and cancellation of mortgage bonds, drafting and preparation of securities, engaging with financiers, preparation and lodging of documentation with the Deeds Office, engaging with third parties, obtaining all necessary authorities and approvals, management of the registration or cancellation process.

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Property Development Projects

Advice and support regarding property development projects which includes the consolidation and/or subdivision of immovable property, township establishments and sectional title scheme developments, including the preparation and lodging of documentation with the Deeds Office, obtaining all necessary authorities and approvals, engaging with third parties and management of the property development process.

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Property Transfer

Advice and support in the transfer of immovable property ownership, registrations and amendments at the Deeds Office, due diligences, preparation and lodging of documentation, obtaining all necessary authorities and approvals, engaging with third parties, management of the transfer process.

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Shared Ownership Structure

Advice and support regarding the formation, management and compliance of shared ownership structures such as sectional titles, community schemes, homeowners association, cluster schemes, share block schemes etc. including preparation of documentation, registration, conversion, management, rules and policy formulation, management advice, agreements, dispute resolution, legal opinions and other aspects related to such shared ownership structures.

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Latest Property Insights

Can you avoid bond cancellation costs?

08 February 2022,  Tazné Arendse

When your property is in the market and you cancel your bond, is there any way to avoid the bank’s cancellation fee? 

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At long last, clarity on whether you can transfer your water rights

08 February 2022,  Jaco Van den Berg

Because of the ample rain that has fallen countrywide, many dams are full, leading to cases where people do not have use for their water rights. So, it begs the question as to whether it is possible to sell your water rights to someone else?

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May I refuse access to my property for electrical meter readings?

15 November 2021

I am currently an owner of a residential property and I sometimes get visits from employees of our local electricity provider requesting access to the property to take a reading of the electricity meter. This is often an inconvenience to me. May I refuse them access to my property?

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Article

The when, what and how of estate agent commission

12 October 2021

We’ve put our house in the market and have an estate agent that is helping us sell our property. However, we have also told our friends that we are selling should anyone know of an interested buyer. But what happens if we get a buyer independent from our estate agent? Must we still pay agent’s commission?

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Article

Can I run a business from a residential property?

14 September 2021,  Cleopatra Mukhari

I’m looking at buying an old house and renovating such to use as offices for my general medical practice. In the area that I’m looking at there are a number of small businesses also operating from houses. However, I want to make sure I’m allowed to run my practice from this property. How can I do that?

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Article

What are the legal costs involved in buying a property?

10 August 2021,  Natalie Steenkamp

My wife and I are considering buying a house. This is a big decision for us and we want to make sure we are financially prepared for all the costs and expenses involved in doing so. I understand that in addition to the purchase price there may also be additional attorney costs I would need to factor in. Can you explain how this will work and how I can budget for such costs?

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242
Article

Are sacrificial rituals allowed in sectional titles?

14 July 2021,  Corlia van Zyl

A neighbour in my sectional title unit is very traditional, and has been hinting that he wants to hold a sacrificial slaughter at his home as an offering to his ancestral spirits. Although I have no objection to this, I am concerned as to whether this is allowed in a sectional title scheme as I think that there may be objections from other owners in the complex if he continues. Can he do this on his property in the complex?

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169
Article

The basics of starting a sectional title development

14 June 2021,  Andrea Pather

I’ve inherited a piece of property that a few people have told me is ideal for a small sectional title development. I know it will be costly and take time, but was wondering if you could briefly explain to me what will need to happen for me to make this a reality?

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139
Article

Can you sell your commercial property and help finance part of the deal?

20 May 2021,  Stacey Bartlett

We’re a small building developer and have invested quite a bit in building some high-end commercial properties. The problem is many of our interested buyers cannot get a 100% loan from the bank and this usually sinks the deal. Can we as developer help finance the loan shortfall for a potential buyer?

Show more
READ MORE
204
Article

Can you avoid bond cancellation costs?

08 February 2022,  Tazné Arendse

When your property is in the market and you cancel your bond, is there any way to avoid the bank’s cancellation fee? 

Show more
READ MORE
1408
Article

At long last, clarity on whether you can transfer your water rights

08 February 2022,  Jaco Van den Berg

Because of the ample rain that has fallen countrywide, many dams are full, leading to cases where people do not have use for their water rights. So, it begs the question as to whether it is possible to sell your water rights to someone else?

Show more
READ MORE
270
Article

May I refuse access to my property for electrical meter readings?

15 November 2021

I am currently an owner of a residential property and I sometimes get visits from employees of our local electricity provider requesting access to the property to take a reading of the electricity meter. This is often an inconvenience to me. May I refuse them access to my property?

Show more
READ MORE
159
Article

The when, what and how of estate agent commission

12 October 2021

We’ve put our house in the market and have an estate agent that is helping us sell our property. However, we have also told our friends that we are selling should anyone know of an interested buyer. But what happens if we get a buyer independent from our estate agent? Must we still pay agent’s commission?

Show more
READ MORE
670
Article

Can I run a business from a residential property?

14 September 2021,  Cleopatra Mukhari

I’m looking at buying an old house and renovating such to use as offices for my general medical practice. In the area that I’m looking at there are a number of small businesses also operating from houses. However, I want to make sure I’m allowed to run my practice from this property. How can I do that?

Show more
READ MORE
170
Article

What are the legal costs involved in buying a property?

10 August 2021,  Natalie Steenkamp

My wife and I are considering buying a house. This is a big decision for us and we want to make sure we are financially prepared for all the costs and expenses involved in doing so. I understand that in addition to the purchase price there may also be additional attorney costs I would need to factor in. Can you explain how this will work and how I can budget for such costs?

Show more
READ MORE
242
Article

Are sacrificial rituals allowed in sectional titles?

14 July 2021,  Corlia van Zyl

A neighbour in my sectional title unit is very traditional, and has been hinting that he wants to hold a sacrificial slaughter at his home as an offering to his ancestral spirits. Although I have no objection to this, I am concerned as to whether this is allowed in a sectional title scheme as I think that there may be objections from other owners in the complex if he continues. Can he do this on his property in the complex?

Show more
READ MORE
169
Article

The basics of starting a sectional title development

14 June 2021,  Andrea Pather

I’ve inherited a piece of property that a few people have told me is ideal for a small sectional title development. I know it will be costly and take time, but was wondering if you could briefly explain to me what will need to happen for me to make this a reality?

Show more
READ MORE
139
Article

Can you sell your commercial property and help finance part of the deal?

20 May 2021,  Stacey Bartlett

We’re a small building developer and have invested quite a bit in building some high-end commercial properties. The problem is many of our interested buyers cannot get a 100% loan from the bank and this usually sinks the deal. Can we as developer help finance the loan shortfall for a potential buyer?

Show more
READ MORE
204
Article

Are you liable for interest on municipal rates accounts not received?

16 April 2021,  Cleopatra Mukhari

I purchased my first house a few months ago and have never received a municipal rates and taxes account from the municipality. I tried a few times to call the municipality but no one got back to me. When I eventually went to the municipality, I was informed that I am in arrears and that they have charged me interest even though I never even received an account. Can they do this?

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