The process of buying a house in South Africa usually involves a real estate agent and conveyancer. Over the years I’ve shared the cost of buying a property in SA, types of property ownership and this week I’m joined by Karien Coetzee to discuss the home buying and transfer process.
Karien is an Associate Director in the firm’s Property Law Division. She has extensive experience of more than 10 years in all types of conveyancing matters, ranging from specialized commercial matters such as township establishment, the opening of sectional title schemes, the registration of servitudes, and further also including transfers in the fields of insolvency, sheriff, and estate transfers.
She specializes in the construction and preparation of conveyancing transactions including the sub-division of properties, consolidations, removal of restrictive conditions, creation of personal and praedial servitudes as well the opening of sectional title schemes, the extension of schemes as well as the extension of units in sectional title schemes.
Her field of expertise further extends to various other notarial work, such as the registration of notarial tie agreements and the drafting of servitude agreements between owners and developers. She has advised various clients in commercial property-related matters in order to find simple, effective, and executable solutions.
Buying a house in South Africa Process
Listen to the full episode on the UNPACK Podcast
- How long does the process of buying a house usually take?
- Breakdown of the transfer process
- Importance of having a will