Property Sellers: Why, How and When to Choose Your Own Conveyancer

Property Sellers: Why, How and When to Choose Your Own Conveyancer

For many of us, our home is our most important asset so when it comes time for us to sell, do everything possible to ensure that your interests are fully protected, that the sale goes through quickly and smoothly, and that you are paid without unnecessary delay. Appointing the right conveyancer is key here. Let’s have a look at the “Why, Who, How and When” of it… Why do I need a conveyancing attorney? Legal ownership in “immovable” or “fixed” property (that is, land and permanent attachments such as buildings) can only be transferred from seller to buyer through a…
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Buying Property from a Company – Should You Buy the Shares or the House?

Buying Property from a Company – Should You Buy the Shares or the House?

You find the house of your dreams, agree on the price and get ready to put pen to paper. The house is in the name of a company, and you are offered a choice – either buy the house out of the company or take over the company (which owns the house and nothing else) by buying the shares and thus avoid the delay and cost of a normal property transfer and registration in the Deeds Office. What should you do? There are a host of both practical and legal factors to consider before deciding. Holding property in a company…
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