Anastasia is a practicing Attorney, Conveyancer, and Notary Public based at the Sandton branch of STBB. Anastasia established the firm’s Hout Bay branch in Cape Town, before relocating to Johannesburg in 2008 and opening the Johannesburg branch. Anastasia manages the STBB Sandton branch and runs her own retail transfer department. Anastasia has become a very well-known and respected trainer and public speaker in Johannesburg and is responsible for the training of agents in several agencies in the wider Johannesburg. Anastasia serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.


We wish to announce that the City of Tshwane issued a media statement this week acknowledging the crisis regarding the backlog in issuing rates clearance certificates. More than 4000 applications are delayed beyond 30 days. This causes substantial delays in the registration of transfer of properties in this municipality’s jurisdiction.

The City is committed to giving  this backlog the urgent attention that is necessary and to clear the backlog by the end of the year.

For our buyers, sellers and business partners with transfer transactions that are delayed as a result of the current backlog, we trust this news gives you reassurance. It is however an unavoidable fact that many transactions which should have registered this year will only register in the New Year.  All our conveyancing teams are doing their best in difficult circumstances, but sadly there will inevitably be delays in some instances.

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