Conveyancing

 

WHAT IS CONVEYANCING?

Conveyancing is the legal process whereby ownership in immovable property is transferred from one party to another and related aspects such as the registration of mortgage bonds and real rights in respect of immovable property.   Immovable property is any land (whether improved or not) such as a dwelling house, a farm, a vacant erf or a sectional title unit.   A conveyancing transaction involves a number of steps which normally begins with a Deed of Sale and continues through to the registration of transfer of ownership or the registration of the mortgage bond in the Deeds Office, the reconciliation of finances and the ultimate payment of the purchase price to the Seller.

WHAT IS A CONVEYANCER?

A conveyancer is an attorney with a post-graduate qualification who by law is the only person who can register property transactions in the Deeds Offices.    This is necessary to ensure the protection of the interest of the parties to the transaction and to maintain the high standard of land registrations.

 

Family law

 

Antenuptial contracts;

Trusts;

Wills;

Divorces.

Commercial law

 

The Commercial Law division works closely with other divisions. Included in this is preparing and vetting all business documents to ensure compliance with legislation and common law:

Franchise agreements;

Sale of business agreements;

Agency and distribution agreements;

Sale agreements and agreements of lease;

Confidentiality agreements;

Partnership agreements;

Shareholders agreements;

Mergers and Acquisitions;

Sale of business agreements;

Sponsorship agreements;

Advertising agreements;

Loan agreements;

Sale agreements;

Distributor agreements

Debt Collection

 

Our firm specializes in the collection of bad debts and has effectively assisted our clients in this field over the years.

The following steps are taken to collect the outstanding debts:

Action for due and owing debts:

Summons is issued. The time frames of an action are governed by the Magistrates Court Act. Judgment may be obtained against the tenant should he fail to defend the action. After drafting of the summons, it gets issued by court (after approximately one week), where after it is sent to the sheriff for service. The Tenant has then 10 days to defend the action, where after judgment can be obtained if undefended.

Should the tenant defend the matter, the matter is opposed and pleadings are exchanged where after the matter is placed on the roll for trial.