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10 Most Frequently Questions Asked by Foreigners or Non-Residents Buying Property In South Africa

What foreigners need to know about buying property in South Africa.

Can You Close Down a Neighbour's Business Who Is Not Using The Property According To Land Use Laws?

When your neighbour's business becomes unbearable due to constant noise, privacy breaches, or brazenly occupying your driveway, it can push anyone to the brink.

An Introduction To Transfer Duty - What You Need To Know

Transfer duty is a duty levied for the benefit of the National Revenue Fund on the value of any property acquired by any person by way of a transaction

Additional Costs When Buying A Property

Purchasing a new home is undoubtedly an exciting decision, but it is also an extremely emotional one.

A Foreigners Guide To Buying Property In South Africa - 2021

All ownership of land is recorded in a deeds registry and is evidenced by means of a deed of transfer which is registered at the deeds registry

What You Need To Know If Your Property Is Purchased By A Foreigner

Our Immigration Act 23 of 2002 prescribes the rules for dealing with foreigners, their residence here, their departure from the country, and related matters.

Is A Verbal Option On A Property Enforceable Against The Property Owner?

Section 2(1) of the Alienation of Land Act 68 of 1981 ("Act") stipulates that no sale of land (such as a farm) shall be of any force

Always Ensure You Know Whether There Are Servitudes Registered Against the Title Deed

After registration in the Deeds Office the servitude forms part of the conditions contained in the title deed

Refrain From Taking Out Further Credit After A Mortgage Bond Has Been Approved

It is advisable for all property purchasers and potential purchasers not to take out any other form of credit

Interest Rate Cuts In 2020 Led To 26% More Home Loans Registered & 35% Rise In Total Home Loan Value

The surprise turnaround of the residential property market is possibly the greatest economic highlight of 2020
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