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Conveyancing LawConveyancing

In law, conveyancing is the transfer of legal title held by one person in immovable property from that person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance over the property such as a mortgage bond or a lien to a third party.

When planning to buy, sell or manage your most important investment, your property, you need legal assistance of the highest quality to ensure that you get the most out of your asset, and also to ensure that you are adequately protected at each step of the transfer.

At Ashersons our attorneys can assist you in all aspects to do with the management, ownership and transfer of property including;

  • Agreements Relating to Property
  • Property Tax Law and Structuring
  • Property Developments and Schemes
  • Advice on applications for Development Rights
  • Rezoning Advice and Procedure
  • Residential, Industrial and Commercial Property Transactions
  • Deeds Registration and Conveyancing
  • Mortgage and Notarial Bonds
  • Notarial Services
  • Leases (commercial and residential)

If you are selling your house, flat or building then you are going to most certainly need a number of certificates of compliance (“compliance certificates“) before transfer can be registered. You’ll be well-advised to get them sooner rather than later if you don’t want to delay the transfer. They include:

  • Electrical Certificate
  • Electrical Fence System Compliance Certificate
  • Water Installation Certificate
  • Gas Compliance Certificate
  • Beetle Certificate

We discuss these compliance certificates in our recent article, accessible here: Certificates of Compliance

With offices just 100 meters down the road from the Deeds Office, we are well positioned to ensure that your transfers are registered on time and without delay.

Recent articles

Buying and Selling Property: Who Pays What Costs? - Don’t risk not knowing what you’re doing when you either sell or buy property. Avoid nasty shocks by budgeting properly for the costs you will incur – some of them can be substantial, and some are less obvious than others. The checklists below are of necessity not exhaustive and you would do well to take […]
Property Sellers: Why, How and When to Choose Your Own Conveyancer - For many of us, our home is our most important asset so when it comes time for us to sell, do everything possible to ensure that your interests are fully protected, that the sale goes through quickly and smoothly, and that you are paid without unnecessary delay. Appointing the right conveyancer is key here. Let’s […]
Before You Buy or Sell Property this Festive Season… - Our Festive Season is always a busy time for property sales, and this year should be no different – pent up demand, increased affordability, relocations, record low interest rates and availability of bonds are all factors likely to drive a busy property market for at least the next few months. If you are one of […]
Property Owners, Buyers and Agents: Lost Title Deeds and Bonds - In January 2019 new amendments to Regulations for the replacement of lost title deeds (and similar documents like mortgage bonds and notarial bonds – see below) were published. They were very onerous and slated to come into effect at short notice, but after criticism they were suspended – until now. Revised amendments have been published, […]
Property Sales and Trusts: Demand Proof of Trustee Authority - Selling property to a trust comes with a particular risk, and it’s one that – although easily avoidable – still seems to catch sellers unawares on a regular basis. Not checking that the trustee/s signing the offer to purchase/deed of sale are fully authorised to do so could leave you with no sale at all! […]