Title Deeds: Proof of Property Ownership
If you're planning to buy a new property, you'll need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you're the owner of the property. You'll 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'll only become the owner of the property when the Registrar of Deeds signs the transfer. After it's 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)|