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Your property is one of your most significant assets. When planning to buy, sell or lease a property, it is best to obtain legal assistance to ensure that your interests are protected and that your transaction is efficiently concluded. Property law is a core area of our practice and we are well-equipped to assist with all property transactions. We are committed to ensuring that that your interests are protected and that your transaction is efficiently concluded. Our property law services encompass a full range of conveyancing for both individual and commercial clients:
- property transfers including deceased estates and divorce transfers
- mortgage bond registrations
- divorce transfers
- sale agreements
- lease agreements
- deeds registry searches
Should you become involved in any matter that pertains to your private or business property, our professionals will give you the high-quality assistance and legal advice that you need.
To practice as a notary in South Africa, an attorney must complete an additional examination and be admitted as a notary by the High Court, and is thereby entitled to practice in certain areas of law that attorneys without the relevant qualification may not.
The service of a notary is commonly required in the field of conveyancing, marriage, immigration and the authentication of documents.
We offer the following notarial services:
- Antenuptial contracts and pre-civil union contracts
- Notarial cohabitation contracts/ Life partnership contracts
- Notarial servitudes and bonds
- Notarial authentication and attestation of documents for use abroad
A deceased estate comes into existence when a person passes away, and deceased estate administration is the process of winding up the affairs of such deceased person. Unfortunately, in the event of death, the world does not afford those who remain behind the time to find solace and allow for the necessary process of grieving and mourning associated with loss. Although we may not want to deal with mundane administrative matters at such times, our law requires that a deceased estate be reported to the Master of the High Court within six weeks of date of death. If the deceased person left a will, the estate’s assets must be disposed of in terms of such will. We accept appointments as executors, and as agents to relatives or others that may have been nominated as executors by the deceased. Our services when attending to the administration of a deceased estate are broadly summarised in the following steps:
- Reporting the estate and appointment of the Executor
- Publication of Notices to Creditors
- Collecting information to prepare the Liquidation and Distribution Account (the “L&D Account”)
- Preparing and filing the L&D Account
- Liquidating and distributing the estate in terms of the L&D Account
- Finalisation of the deceased estate
A will grants an individual the power to determine what should happen to his or her estate and the caring of minor children in the event of death, together with a choice as to who should be appointed as the executor and guardian to facilitate the administration process. It is imperative, that every person should have a valid will to ensure that his or her estate devolves efficiently and cost effectively upon his or her chosen beneficiaries. When attending to estate planning, the following factors should also be considered:
- liquidity of the estate
- management of any assets to be awarded to minor beneficiaries
- appointment of a guardians and trustees
- management and protection of business interests
- funeral and burial requirements
- estate duty implications