The South African land registration system

Almost all land has been surveyed by a qualified land surveyor which survey is reflected on a surveyor general diagram, which is get in the offers of these surveyor general.  Further to the above all these surveyed land is registered in the name of a specific owner in the office of the registrar  of deeds.  The information contained by both the registrar of deeds and  the surveyor general is accessible to the public at a prescribe fee either  by attending the officers or electronic media.

 The process is thus very transparent and gives legal certainty. Ownership  cannot be changed without a intricate registration process. The object of the registration process these to protect the registered rights and to give notice to the public of such protection and it was to provide a accessible record which can be used in the event of disputes.

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Written by Louwrens Koen Sunday, 12 February 2017 Posted in Property Law and Conveyancing , What to consider before buying property?