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Conveyancing

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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

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! […]
“Seller’s Remorse” and “Subject to Sale of the Buyer’s Property” – Can They Sink the Sale? - The upcoming festive season, with its mass migrations of happy holiday-makers to their dream destinations, has always been a busy time for both sellers and buyers. In these hard times however, an increasing number of sellers are feeling pressured to accept offers well under their expectations, so cases of “seller’s remorse” are much more likely […]
Property Owners, Buyers and Agents: Check for the Title Deeds Before 25 February! - The last thing you want in any property transfer is any more delay and cost than is already built into the process.  Unhappily, that is exactly what is in store if the property’s original title deed is for any reason not to hand. Whether it has been lost or destroyed, you will need your conveyancer to […]
Are you liable for a previous owner’s unpaid rates and taxes on a property? - You might not have initially been aware of this, but it might have arisen during conversation over dinner if somebody you know has recently purchased a house. The crux of the conversation was “beware when buying a new property, because you may become liable for rates going all the way back to the 1980s. This […]