Conveyancing Correspondent


SENT February 23rd, 2017

Conveyancing Targeted By Scammers | 23 February 2017

There are troubling statistics regarding the steady increase in online fraud in conveyancing transactions. Bearing in mind that the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund issued a statement last year that it would no longer cover ‘cyber crimes’ with effect from July 2016, there is escalating pressure on conveyancing firms to combat this form of fraud.

Read Carmel Rickard’s note on a recent judgment here, where the sellers approached the court for an order that the conveyancing firm be held liable for their losses after they fell victim to such a scam.

Remain more vigilant than ever!

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SENT February 17th, 2017

Update Appearers In Your Power Of Attorney | 17 February 2017

Herewith an updated list of appearers to include in your Power of Attorney when forwarding your documentation to us for registration in the Cape Town Deeds Office:

ALLAN WHITE and/or ANNEMARIE VAN VUUREN and/or BELINDA KATE LEWIS and/or BERNICE SOPHIA MOSTERT and/or BEVERLEY-ANN LOUISE I’ONS-RAEBURN and/or CHARNé SYMINGTON and/or CHLOE DIPPENAAR and/or CORLENE MOSTERT and/or DANIËL FREDERIK ELS and/or ELENE GROENEWALD and/or FREDERIK VAN WYK JOOSTE and/or GHISLAINE BARENDS and/or HANLIE FERREIRA and/or HEIN DYSSEL and/or KEVIN DANIEL and/or LAUREN SULLIVAN and/or LEANNE HOWELL and/or LIEZL VAN ZYL and/or LISA MACE and/or LOUISE VERBEEK and/or LUTHFEYA CASSIM and/or MADELEIN WILLIAMS and/or MARYKE CARINE HENNIG and/or MELANIE COETZEE and/or NICOLE SHANNON MENTOOR and/or NIKHAIL VAUGHN MUNSAMY and/or PETER JAMES ARNOT and/or REFQAH FATAAR HO-YEE and/or RIëTTE BORNMAN and/or ROSHANA SOLOMON and/or THABISILE CYLVIA DLAMINI.

Contact Lauren Sullivan should you have any queries in this regard.

SENT October 13th, 2016

Deeds Office Circular On Amended Sectional Titles Act | 13 October 2016

Herewith Chief Registrar’s Circular No 13 of 2016 dealing with changes to the Sectional Titles Act by the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011.

Particular attention should be paid to the following provisions:

  • the section 15B(3) certificate;
  • the developer’s real right to extend;
  • lodging of rules; and
  • changes to Form W.

View the Circular here.

For more information, contact Lauren Sullivan.

SENT February 23rd, 2016

Update appearers in your power of attorney | 23 February 2016

Herewith an updated list of appearers to include in your Power of Attorney when forwarding your documentation to us for registration in the Cape Town Deeds Office:

ALBRI VOGES and/or ALLAN WHITE and/or ANNEMARIE VAN VUUREN and/or BELINDA KATE LEWIS and/or BERNICE SOPHIA MOSTERT and/or BEVERLEY-ANN LOUISE I’ONS-RAEBURN and/or CORLENE MOSTERT and/or CELESTE LIZANNE KURUCZ and/or DANIËL FREDERIK ELS and/or ELENE GROENEWALD and/or FREDERIK VAN WYK JOOSTE and/or HANLIE FERREIRA and/or HARRY JOHN FRIEDLAND and/or HEIN CONRAD NAUSCHUTZ and/or HEIN DYSSEL and/or KEVIN DANIEL and/or LAUREN SULLIVAN and/or LEANNE HOWELL and/or LISA MACE and/or LOUISE VERBEEK and/or LUTHFEYA CASSIM and/or MADELEIN WILLIAMS and/or MELANIE COETZEE and/or NICOLE SHANNON MENTOOR and/or NIKHAIL VAUGHN MUNSAMY and/or PETER JAMES ARNOT and/or REFQAH FATAAR HO-YEE and/or ROSHANA SOLOMON and/or THABISILE CYLVIA DLAMINI and/or TAMSIN CAREY GROOM and/or WARREN HAMER

Contact Lauren Sullivan should you have any queries in this regard.

SENT December 15th, 2015

Festive Wish | 15 December 2015

We thank you for your support in 2015. It has been a pleasure helping you reach your goals, and we look forward to being of service to you in the new year.

May your holiday season be joyous, and may the year ahead be filled with abundant health, success and contentment.

SENT December 7th, 2015

Latest Conference Resolutions Now Released | 07 December 2015

We attach a list of the Registrars’ Conference Resolutions of 2015 for your attention. Practice is that the resolutions come into effect early on in the new year and we will confirm once the January 2016 date of coming into operation has been made public.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Sullivan of our Correspondence Department on Lauren Sullivan or 021 406 9100.

SENT July 29th, 2015

Sectional Title Amendments | 29 July 2015

Recent amendments to the regulations of the Sectional Titles Act will be effective from 1 August 2015 onwards. If you are in the process of drafting documents in respect of one of the prescribed Forms, follow the amended Forms. Deeds already in the deeds office or already signed, need not be amended, as these precede the above-mentioned date.

The amendments can be viewed HERE. The blue underlining shows the amendments to the regulations and the pink underlining shows additions to the various prescribed Forms in the Act.

SENT July 15th, 2015

News from the Cape Town Deeds Office | New VA copy procedure

Please click HERE for the latest Cape Town deeds office circular, setting out the new procedure to be followed when applying to the Registrar of Deeds for a VA copy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lauren Sullivan.

SENT December 17th, 2014

STBB Season’s Greetings | 17 December 2014

Dear friends

Our offices will be closed from noon on 24 December 2014 until 5 January 2015 to give our hardworking staff a well-earned break. However, should you need urgent legal assistance, we will have attorneys and conveyancers standing by at the following number: 021 300 7848.

A big thank you to our clients and supporters for their loyalty over the past year. It has been a pleasure helping you to reach your goals. We look forward to being of service to you in 2015 and contributing to your success in the year ahead.

We wish you a peaceful holiday season and a joyous new year filled with abundance, joy and treasured moments.

To a bright 2015!

From all of us at STBB.

SENT December 15th, 2014

Cape Town Deeds Office holiday closure dates

Cape Town Deeds Office holiday closure dates

The Cape Town Deeds Office has issued a notice in terms of their closure dates over the holiday season, the basics of which are set out below:

  • Deeds Office Christmas party takes place on 15th December 2014, meaning registrations only on that date, no lodgements or hand-ins.
  • The last day to register is 19th December 2014.
  • The last day to lodge is the 18th December 2014.
  • Closed for holiday season from 22nd December, opening again on 5th January 2015.

For more information contact Lauren Sullivan.