Property Law and Conveyancing Glossary

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A personal servitude (limited real right) to live in another person's house


A person who inherits the estate or a part thereof (the estate consists of that which remains after all debts and legatees have been paid, in other words, the residue).

Home Owners Assurance

Insurance taken out to cover your property from damage caused by fire rain a broken geyser etc. Afrikaans - Huiseienaar Versekering


An agreement between the customer and a bank whereby the bank lends the customer money in return for a security (mortgage bond) being registered over the property in the bank’s favour Afrikaans - Huislening


A dwelling usually in the form of a freehold property with a structure built on it for the use of living in it. Afrikaans - Huis

House Rules

These are the rules governing the control and management of the property in a sectional title development. Afrikaans - Huis Reëls

Householder's Insurance

Insurance against the loss of or damage to the contents or belongings of a residence. Afrikaans - Huise Eienaars Versekering

Huur Gaat Voor Koop

Lease goes before sale’ – where leased properties are sold before the lease expires the tenant may remain in occupation of the premises until the lease expires.