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Urban Densification

What is urban densification and how does it affect you? The Council has a policy of encouraging more and more people to live and occupy the existing areas within the city of Johannesburg. The practical effect is to allow developers to erect more and more smaller and more compact apartments in the city. The City …

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Deeds Office Procedure

Lodgement Documents are lodged by attorneys in the Deeds Office. Lodgement clerks are responsible for linking the transfer, bond and bond cancellation. After the batch is linked and handed in for lodgement, the data clerk at the Deeds Office scans the deeds into the DOTS (Deeds Office Tracking System) so that they can be tracked …

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Can the Municipality demand future payments before issuing a rates clearance certificate?

A recent High Court decision has left everyone believing they cannot, but the judgement is being misinterpreted. The Deeds Registries Act provides that a rates clearance certificate issued by the local authority and valid as at the date of registration of the transfer must be lodged with the other documents for the registration of a …

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