Elizabeth McCaul

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Relaxation of regulations for the property sector

Under Alert Level 4, people can move house, the deeds office will soon reopen, and municipalities will resume functions, including the issuing of clearance certificates and meter reading. On 7 May 2020 separate directions in terms of the Disaster Management Act relating to Municipal Governance operations and the movement of persons and goods were issued. … Continue reading

The opening of the deeds office, or not

The Regulations to the Disaster Management Act published on 29 April 2020, include the 11 Deeds offices in South Africa as an essential service under Alert Level 4. However, deeds offices may need some time to implement workplace safety measures before they are able to formally open again, and therefore the backlog in deeds registrations … Continue reading