Yvette qualified as an Attorney and Conveyancer in 1998, and after a short time in litigation, found her interest in property law. She started practicing as a full-time conveyancer in April 2000 and has been part of the STBB family since June 2013. Yvette is a Senior Associate at the Bedfordview branch of STBB, she specialises in all aspects of conveyancing, property transfers, bond registrations and bond cancellations. Yvette takes a keen interest in property development, especially sectional title developments, where her meticulous nature and experience puts her in good stead to assist property developers with their project management and timelines. Outside of work, Yvette is a devoted wife and mother and in her spare time enjoys immersing herself in educational podcasts and good books.

Thought of the Week | Signing Documents Outside SA

In terms of our High Court Rules, any document signed outside South Africa and which needs to be lodged in the Deeds Office in a property transaction, has to be properly and correctly authenticated.

Signature before a Notary Public is regarded as sufficient authentication for documents signed in the United Kingdom (excluding Ireland), Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana.

For all other countries, one of the following will be regarded as sufficient authentication:

  • signature at a South African Embassy or Consulate; or
  • signature before a Notary Public, whose signature is in turn authenticated by a local government/state authority in the form of an Apostille certificate.

Apostille certificates can however only be issued in countries which are party to the Hague Convention. Countries not party to the Hague Convention follow their own rules for the authentication of documents.

Read more here or contact your STBB conveyancer.

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