Transfer and Development Centre

In the Transfer and Development Centre, we specialise in property transfers and developments. We invite you to refer your conveyancing work to our dedicated team of professionals and support staff. 
Our services:
  • Conventional and Sectional Property Transfers 
  • Townships Establishments
  • Registration of Sectional Title Schemes, and various other Sectional Title developments. 
  • Property Subdivisions and Consolidations
  • Drafting and Registration of Antenuptial and Postnuptial Contracts 
  • Drafting and Registration of Servitudes, and other Notarial services
  • Property due diligence

Meet our committed professionals who are ready to assist you.

#AgentsBeware

It is vital to check the current bond registered over the seller’s property to make sure which amount is still payable to the bank. Add a couple of months’ interest to this amount.If not, the property will be marketed and sold for an amount that is not enough to cover the bond cancellation figures, the estate agent’s commission and any other expense that may have to be deducted on behalf of the Seller from the purchase price.
It is important to request a copy of the latest rates and levies statement from the Seller to see if there are any arrear amounts payable on the accounts.The consequence of not doing this is that the figures received by the Transfer Attorneys might be so high that they cannot be covered by the balance purchase price of the Seller and the Seller will have to pay in on the transaction.
All oral discussions or arrangements between the parties such as repairs to be done, and gate remotes in working condition, must be included in the written Deed of Sale.The consequence of not doing this will lead to the Transferring Attorney not being aware of certain arrangements that must be attended to before registration and cause unnecessary disputes during or after the registration process that must be sorted out between the parties.
If tenants are occupying a property, it must be indicated in the Deed of Sale and must indicate whether the tenants should be provided with a notice to vacate the premises or whether the lease agreement will be carried over to the Purchaser. Not adhering to this entails that the Transfer Attorneys will not know about the tenant and will not be able to confirm that the necessary notice was given.
Estate agents must make sure that time frames for compliance with the agreement, such as obtaining bond finance, occupation, selling of current property or due diligence periods, are indicated and correspond with each other.The consequences of not having clearly stated dates and time frames are that it will make the enforcement of the Deed of Sale difficult for all parties and will cause unnecessary addendums to have to be drafted.
Deeds of Sale must be signed in wet ink and not electronically, as current legislation does not permit electronic signatures for Deeds of Sale.The consequence of electronic signing may render the agreement invalid, and banks may not always accept electronically signed agreements. This can lead to unnecessary delays in the transfer process.
It is important to include the contact details of the Body Corporate and/or Homeowners Association in the Deed of Sale, as it will assist the Transfer Attorneys in fast-tracking the process of obtaining the necessary figures and certificates for lodgement.The consequence of not stating the contact details can cause delays in the transfer process, as this information must then first be obtained from the Seller.

#AgentsBeware

It is vital to check the current bond registered over the seller’s property to make sure which amount is still payable to the bank. Add a couple of months’ interest to this amount.If not, the property will be marketed and sold for an amount that is not enough to cover the bond cancellation figures, the estate agent’s commission and any other expense that may have to be deducted on behalf of the Seller from the purchase price.
It is important to request a copy of the latest rates and levies statement from the Seller to see if there are any arrear amounts payable on the accounts.The consequence of not doing this is that the figures received by the Transfer Attorneys might be so high that they cannot be covered by the balance purchase price of the Seller and the Seller will have to pay in on the transaction.
All oral discussions or arrangements between the parties such as repairs to be done, and gate remotes in working condition, must be included in the written Deed of Sale.The consequence of not doing this will lead to the Transferring Attorney not being aware of certain arrangements that must be attended to before registration and cause unnecessary disputes during or after the registration process that must be sorted out between the parties.
If tenants are occupying a property, it must be indicated in the Deed of Sale and must indicate whether the tenants should be provided with a notice to vacate the premises or whether the lease agreement will be carried over to the Purchaser. Not adhering to this entails that the Transfer Attorneys will not know about the tenant and will not be able to confirm that the necessary notice was given.
Estate agents must make sure that time frames for compliance with the agreement, such as obtaining bond finance, occupation, selling of current property or due diligence periods, are indicated and correspond with each other.The consequences of not having clearly stated dates and time frames are that it will make the enforcement of the Deed of Sale difficult for all parties and will cause unnecessary addendums to have to be drafted.
Deeds of Sale must be signed in wet ink and not electronically, as current legislation does not permit electronic signatures for Deeds of Sale.The consequence of electronic signing may render the agreement invalid, and banks may not always accept electronically signed agreements. This can lead to unnecessary delays in the transfer process.
It is important to include the contact details of the Body Corporate and/or Homeowners Association in the Deed of Sale, as it will assist the Transfer Attorneys in fast-tracking the process of obtaining the necessary figures and certificates for lodgement.The consequence of not stating the contact details can cause delays in the transfer process, as this information must then first be obtained from the Seller.

Transfer and Development Centre team

Transfer and Development Centre team

Douglas Henney

Director, Head of Property Practice Group

Douglas is one of the founding members of Phatshoane Henney Inc (now known as PH Attorneys), where he holds the... position of director and Head of the Property Practice Group and heads up the Practice Group’s Cape Town office. 

Bloemfontein
Cape Town
douglas@phinc.co.za
+27 21 830 5313
+27 82 577 4041

Corlia van Zyl

Director

Corlia is the Director and Head of the Transfer and Development Centre in the Property Practice Group. With a strong... focus on property transfers and registrations, her expertise shines through. She possesses a distinct passion for the intricate world of township and sectional title scheme registration, as well as property subdivisions and consolidations.

Bloemfontein
corlia@phinc.co.za
+27 51 400 4102
+27 84 870 0127

Deonay Scholtz

Attorney

Deonay is an Attorney in the Property Practice Group specialising in property transfers, servitudes, township establishments, property subdivisions and consolidations,... antenuptial contracts and sectional title schemes.    

Bloemfontein
deonay@phinc.co.za
+27 51 400 4165
+27 51 400 4141
+27 84 307 2756

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 .

Bloemfontein
libo@phinc.co.za
+27 51 400 4109
+27 51 400 4123
+27 82 371 8307

Douglas Henney

Director, Head of Property Practice Group

Douglas is one of the founding members of Phatshoane Henney Inc (now known as PH Attorneys), where he holds the... position of director and Head of the Property Practice Group and heads up the Practice Group’s Cape Town office. 

Bloemfontein
Cape Town
douglas@phinc.co.za
+27 21 830 5313
+27 82 577 4041

Corlia van Zyl

Director

Corlia is the Director and Head of the Transfer and Development Centre in the Property Practice Group. With a strong... focus on property transfers and registrations, her expertise shines through. She possesses a distinct passion for the intricate world of township and sectional title scheme registration, as well as property subdivisions and consolidations.

Bloemfontein
corlia@phinc.co.za
+27 51 400 4102
+27 84 870 0127

Deonay Scholtz

Attorney

Deonay is an Attorney in the Property Practice Group specialising in property transfers, servitudes, township establishments, property subdivisions and consolidations,... antenuptial contracts and sectional title schemes.    

Bloemfontein
deonay@phinc.co.za
+27 51 400 4165
+27 51 400 4141
+27 84 307 2756

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 .

Bloemfontein
libo@phinc.co.za
+27 51 400 4109
+27 51 400 4123
+27 82 371 8307

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