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I am a qualified Attorney. I specialise in Property Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law and Trusts.
 
Please visit our website at www.prop-law.co.za for more details.
 
I am an elected Committee Member of the Property Committee of the Association of Pretoria Attorneys and through my involvement, I like to ensure that I am constantly at the "sharp-end" of Conveyancing Practice.

I am the elected Chairman on the Gauteng Council of SAPOA. The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) is the biggest and most influential institution in the property industry. SAPOA members control about 90% of commercial property in SA, with a combined portfolio in excess of R150 Billion (about $22 Billion). I am also on the National Council and the National Legal Committee of SAPOA.
 
Member of the Institute of Directors South Africa and Member of the Sirdar Governance Panel.

28 March 2013

Be vigilant when signing contracts and making changes

Buying or Selling your residence is probably the BIGGEST investment that an individual will make during his/her lifetime.

However ... ASTONISHINGLY ... the vast majority of people "blunder" through the whole process with no legal representation or inadequate legal representation.

Please use an attorney specialising in property law to assist you.  Although the Seller is customarily the party who appoints the Transferring Attorney, the parties often simply rely on an attorney appointed by the Estate Agent, Bank or anyone willing to give his two cents worth.  Do some research and make sure that the firm is a reputable property specialist.  If the other party appoints the Transfer Attorney, then at the very least ask your own attorney to look at anything you are asked to sign ... especially the Offer to Purchase.

The cost of approaching your attorney pales into insignificance when compared with the cost of not doing so!

Gareth Shepperson

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Be vigilant when signing contracts and making changes : Property News from IOLProperty

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