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By: Ghostdigest  12-08-2011
Keywords: Property Law, Deeds Office, Property Transaction

Feedback from attendees and the winners of three iPad 2’s at this year’s Tipping Point Roadshow held this month.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has for the first time since 2006 raised the transfer duty rate threshold.

GhostConvey's 2010 national road show brought together industry leaders from across the country to discuss the market, the players and the technology. The event was enlightening and informative for all ..

The City of Johannesburg recently released guidelines for conveyancing attorneys and members of the public when they apply for clearance figures.

The credibility of the Deeds Office is under fire after revelations that at least 33 properties were irregularly or fraudulently transferred.

Property owners in the Cape Metropole area have until the 30th of April to inspect and to object to the values of property which they own, so objectors had better get moving.

Details of the Cape Town Rates Clearance offices opening times over the festive season.

Bobby Bertrand writes that new electrical compliance regulations could make criminals of a great many South Africans.

A leading local estate agent has strongly criticised the Cape Town Deeds Office for its poor service levels.

Absa Bank has decided to restrict the easy access homeowners have had to the equity in their homeloans.

Jeanne van Jaarsveldt a director of RE/MAX of Southern Africa has called for a review of home purchasing structural costs.

Greg Kukard reports that clearance certificate delays in Johannesburg has led to a number of urgent and successful High Court applications. 

Korbitec's Attorney Activity Index is one of the best property forecasting tools available as it offers a valuable snapshot of the current property transaction pipeline.

Congratulaitons are in order for the three lucky winners in the GhostConvey Spot the Transfer competition held recently.

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality v Gauteng Development Tribunal and Others - Chapters V and VI of Development Facilitation Act, constitutionality thereof.

The Johannesburg Attorneys Association (JAA) is reviewing its legal options as the issuing of municipal clearance certificates system collapses.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's first budget speech had very little in it for the property sector.

Law firm Routledge Modise begins practising as Eversheds in SA from 1st July.

The Johannesburg Attorneys Association - Property Law Sub-committee invites you to a conveyancing seminar at Deneys Reitz.

Theo Miltiadous of Lowndes Dlamini & Associates won a laptop at the recent Executive Series Roadshow.

Six past and present directors of Durban law firm Meumann White have been cleared of touting allegations.

The recent Absa House Price Index has confirmed the slow down in house price growth.

Robert Krautkrämer feels vindicated for his earlier view on Stalwo v Wary.

Keywords: Deeds Office, Property Law, Property Transaction

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