Title Deeds: Proof of Property Ownership
If you are planning to buy a new property, you will need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you are the owner of the property. You will need the assistance of a lawyer specialising in property transfers (also known as a conveyancer) to help you transfer the title deed into your name.
You will only become the owner of the property when the Registrar of Deeds signs the transfer. After it has been signed, a copy of the title deed is kept at the Deeds Office closest to you.
The deeds registry is open to any member of the public to also access information about:
Before you can obtain information from the deeds registry, have the following ready:
To obtain a copy of a deed or document from a deeds registry, you must:
How long does it take?
A search may take 30 to 60 minutes. In some of the larger offices, the copy of a deed is posted or it must be collected after a certain period of time.
How much does it cost?
For more information, please contact:
New Revenue Building
Registrar of Deeds, Cape Town
|Government Body:||(The Government of South Africa)|