Stephan Oosthuizen obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the North-West University of Potchefstroom and joined the firm in 2017. After his admission to the High Court of South Africa as an Attorney, he was appointed as an Associate in STBB’s Property Law and Conveyancing department at the Helderberg office. He specialises in property law and conveyancing and specifically focuses on residential property transactions and also advises on the tax consequences thereof. He also has extensive experience in the drafting of sale, lease and commercial agreements and property law related research and opinions. He is also actively involved in mediating and resolving property disputes between sellers and purchasers, doing training for estate agents, mortgage originators and bank employees and also frequently conducts legal updates.

Thought of the Week | Title Deed Conditions: Can They Be Removed And How?

There are some options available to a home owner who wants to remove conditions from their property’s title deed.

Generally the process is determined by ascertaining in whose favour the condition is registered. If, for example, it is in favour of a neighbour, cancellation can be registered after the two owners entered into a notarial deed of cancellation. If the condition is in favour of the relevant local authority, application must be made to the local authority. Other conditions may be removed by way of an application to the High Court for a court order that the title condition be removed.

Let STBB assist you in this regard. Contact us at STBB.