25 May Understanding Conveyancing Terminology
FAQs about Conveyancing Terminology
Develop an understanding of common conveyancing terminology to guide you through your property transaction.
What is an Attorney?
An attorney is a person who is admitted by the High Court as an attorney and practices law.
What is a Conveyancer?
A conveyancer is an attorney who passed an additional exam. He or she is admitted by the High Court as a conveyancer and specialises in property law.
The Transferring Attorney
The competence and experience of the transferring attorney you choose to facilitate the sale of your property is a significant factor in a successful transfer.
As a property seller, it is your right to elect the conveyancer who will attend to your property transfer. It is advisable to appoint an experienced and reputable law firm that focuses on property law. This will ensure your matter is given the time and attention required to facilitate the transfer timeously.
Under the guidelines of the PPA, estate agencies and agents are prohibited from marketing the services of specific transferring attorneys. In the event that an estate agent recommends AWD Law, we would like to assure you that we do not have any formal arrangements with estate agents or agencies and that the dual interests of the seller and purchaser will be protected at all times.
What is an Offer to purchase (OTP)?
The Offer to Purchase is a written offer that the purchaser makes to the seller, to buy your property. It specifies all the purchaser’s conditions relating to purchasing the property. We recommend that all of our clients obtain professional property advice, before signing their Offer to Purchase.
What is the Purchase agreement?
Once a seller accepts the Offer to Purchase (OTP) in writing, it becomes the purchase agreement. This is also known as a ‘deed of sale’. It is essential that you understand and agree with the content of an Offer to Purchase before you sign it.
If you are unsure about any of the conveyancing terminology used on this page, please contact email@example.com
Estate Agency terms
What is an Estate agent’s role?
An estate agent is a natural person instructed and authorised to market your property, advising on all aspects of the transaction to facilitate the successful sale of your property.
What is an Estate agency?
The estate agency is the business the estate agent works for. Estate agents may also be referred to as business property practitioners.
What is the Property Practitioners Act: Act 22 of 2019 (PPA)?
The Property Practitioners Act: Act 22 of 2019 (PPA) is legislation regulating the Property Practitioner industry since 1 February 2022.
What is a Property Practitioner?
Property practitioners may be various role players in the property sector, as defined by the PPA. An estate agent falls within this description.
What is the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA)?
The Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) is the Property Practitioners’ governing body. This is also the statutory body that will facilitate disputes between Property Practitioners and the public.
What is a Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC)?
A Fidelity Fund Certificate is a certificate issued by the PPRA to every estate agent and estate agency. It certifies they comply with all legal and training requirements set by the PPRA. Every estate agent and agency must hold a valid FFC to operate as such. It is your right as a seller to request the agent’s FFC for verification purposes. If an estate agent does not hold a valid FFC, you should not do business with him/her.
Code of Conduct: Legislation that requires certain practical and ethical standards from Property Practitioners. An abridged version of the code of conduct can be found on our website.
Registration is an administrative act that takes place at the deeds office. The following transactions, where applicable, are registered simultaneously on a specific date at the deeds office: Transfer, Bond registration, and Bond cancellation.
Kindly be advised that AWD Law does not enter into litigation on behalf of clients. Our conveyancers specialise exclusively in the development of vacant land, property transfers, bond registrations, administration of deceased estates and notarial practice. Should you require assistance with a litigation, kindly contact The Legal Practice Council.
Contact AWD Law For Professional Property Advice before signing your Offer to Purchase.
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Beste Bronwen, aangeheg bewys van betaling. Baie dankie vir jul altyd vriendelike diens.
Thank you so much for your excellent service. Looking forward to working with you in the future 😊
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Baie dankie vir die goeie nuus en die puik diens wat ons deurlopend by julle ontvang het tydens die duur van die transaksie. Ons waardeer opreg. Mooi dag vir julle."
Vind asb aangeheg ons registrasieskrywe en bewys van betaling van die kommissie hierin. Ons vertrou dit is in orde en bedank jou vir die vriendelike instruksie en samewerking hierin. Ons hoop ons kan gou weer saamwerk.
"Beste Annalize, Baie dankie vir jul goeie werk. Andre dankie vir jou ook! Vriendelike groete"
Nog ‘n goeie verwysing hier!
Net 'n opregte dankie vir jul puik, professionele en vriendelike diens. Ek kan julle regtig aanbeveel! Vriendelike groete
Graag dankie se vir jul flinke diens. Hartlike Groete
vreeslik baie dankie en vir julle uitmundende en professionene werk!!!
Good day Pertunia I really cannot thank you enough for your promptness and constant feedback you always provide, much appreciated.
Dear Pertunia, I trust that you are well. Thank you for your email, content duly noted. Once again thank you for your kind and professional assistance throughout the process. We highly appreciate everything you did. Yours faithfully
Dear Andre, I want to bring to your attention how appreciative I am of the service I received from Patricia Erasmus throughout my dealings with her. She has been professional, courteous and often went over and beyond one can expect, to keep me updated and informed, on the status of my sales transaction. She was prompt, throughout my dealings with her and she would often contact me with feedback before I could ask about it first. It is not often that one experiences this dedicated work ethic and please note that her service is a positive contribution to your business.
Vir Aandag - Mnr Andre Germishuizen Baie dankie vir proffesionele en uitstekende hantering van ons eiendomstransaksies - wees verseker ons waardeer dit opreg en ons beveel jou en jou span aan kliente wie met vertroue jou kan ondersteun. Seenwense
Good day Andre Thank you for your patience in this matter. We have received feedback yesterday afternoon.
Thank you for your wonderful service. It’s refreshing to receive such service honestly. Thank your boss for us as well, we really appreciate the professional service we received. Because of you I was able to take the transferring attorneys to task. Be blessed
Wow !! Dit was baie vinnig ! Lekker aand Groete
Wow...Thank you so much, I'm so impressed by the swift service I'm receiving. Blessed regards
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS TRANSACTION. IT HAS BEEN A JOURNEY SECOND TO NONE. WELL DONE AWD LAW
Fantasties, baie baie dankie Magda en Andre!! Lekker dag vir julle!
Goeie dag Andre Ek hoop dit gaan nog goed. Weereens dankie dat jy ons so vroeg kon sien Woensdagoggend. Dit is so lekker dat ons die kontrak voor werk kon doen en nie ‘n halwe dag verlof te moes insit nie. Aangeheg die bewys van betaling vir die rekening soos aan ons gegee is Woensdag. Hou ons asb op hoogte van wat alles gebeur en laat weet asb indien daar nog enige iets is wat jy van ons benodig. Groete
Good afternoon Pertunia. I would first off like to thank you for your very efficient and professional service and making the process of buying our first home as seamless and stress free as possible.