Real Estate, Land & Conveyancing

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Lexis® Practical Guidance Real Estate, Land and Conveyancing is an online reference guide to all things property related. It covers topics of buying and selling property, the conveyancing involved, bond registration, estate agents, valuers and property rates. It also has a designated lease and eviction section which assists users with related aspects such as drafting lease agreements, while offering practical advice on property issues, including how to evict a residential lessee.

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Expert Contributors
Carol McDonald - Partner

Carol joined Cox Yeats in 2011, having recently returned from the UK. Carol completed her LL.B. summa cum laude at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban in 2003 and was awarded the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society Prize for achieving first place in her law degree. After completing her articles and being admitted as a Notary Public and Conveyancer, Carol practiced as a general litigation attorney before returning to her studies. She read for the BCL degree at the University of Oxford, which she was awarded in 2008 and was appointed a partner at Cox Yeats in 2016.

Robin Westley - Partner

Robin joined the firm in 1998 and was appointed a partner in 2001. He is a Notary Public and Conveyancer and specialises in all aspects of Property Law and has particular expertise in the sugar industry.

He is a member of the South African Property Owners’ Association and has lectured from time to time at courses offered by the South African Property Owners’ Association. He has also lectured various courses at the Law Society of South Africa’s School for Legal Practice.

Simon Watson - Partner

Simon joined Cox Yeats in 2010 as an associate and was appointed a partner in 2013. His focus is on Commercial Law and Commercial Litigation and he has experience in managing commercial and corporate transactions and high profile disputes involving company restructures and rights linked to land, water and electricity.

Simon is the author of Commentary and Precedents for Partnerships and Joint Ventures in Butterworth Forms and Precedents Volume 3 and a contributor to the LexisNexis Guide to the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

Simon is also the co-author of the LexisNexis online product Practical Guidance Corporate Governance which covers practical issues relating to corporate governance in South Africa including items of relevance to directors, senior management, shareholders and legal advisors.

Keren Watson - Partner

Keren joined the firm in 2011 and was appointed partner in 2013. She obtained her LL.B. summa cum laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg in 2006.

She practises in the Commercial Law department where her experience and focus lies in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements and memoranda of incorporation, assisting clients with corporate restructuring and giving presentations and providing advice on Consumer Protection Law, Company Law and general Business Law issues. Keren also has a background in assisting foreign clients to establish operations in South Africa.

Keren is the author of the LexisNexis publications: A Practical Guide to the Companies Act and Butterworths Forms and Precedents: Companies Volumes 1 and 2. She is co-author of Butterworths Forms and Precedents: Companies Volume 3 and of the LexisNexis online product Practical Guidance Corporate Governance.

Kim Edwards - Associate

Kim completed her LL.B. at the University of Pretoria in 2011 and graduated cum laude. She joined Cox Yeats in 2014 after completing her articles of clerkship with an international law firm. Kim is an admitted attorney, notary and a conveyancer and has experience in commercial and insurance litigation, and property related commercial transactions. She practices in the Property Law Team.

Thabo Vilakazi - Associate

Thabo completed his LL.B. at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2009 and is currently reading for his Masters of Law (LL.M.). He joined Cox Yeats in 2013 as an Associate in the Property Law Team specialising in all aspects of Property Law. Thabo was admitted as a Notary Public and Conveyancer in 2011. Over the past 2 years Thabo has attended to a wide variety of property and conveyancing transactions, including acting for commercial and residential property owners, acting on behalf of commercial and retail banks, and attending to township and sectional title developments.

Real Estate, Land & Conveyancing. Table of contents.

  • Acquiring rights in and to immovable property
  • Acquiring property
  • Acquiring sectional title property
  • Acquiring share block property
  • Property owning entities
  • Registered leases
  • The parties
  • Unusual transactions
  • The conveyancing process
  • Miscellaneous applications
  • Certificates of title
  • Special transfers
  • Development of land
  • Mortgage bonds
  • Miscellaneous matters
  • Notarial deeds
  • Sectional titles legislation
  • The sectional title scheme
  • Transfer of sectional title units
  • Miscellaneous sectional title transactions
  • Sectional title mortgage bonds
  • Management of a sectional title scheme
  • An overview of share blocks
  • Converting a share block to sectional title
  • Time-share property
  • Fractional ownership
  • The lease agreement
  • Eviction
  • Estate agents
  • Valuators
  • Municipal property rates

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