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Deedsweb, the true state of the South African Deeds Office

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posted in Deeds Office
Those who have ever tried deedsweb, the official portal of the South African Deeds Office will know how shocking it truly it. The website has hardly been updated the past 15 years, it is completely user unfriendly and makes it extremely difficult for the end user for find any information whatsoever. This is the main reason why mydeedsearch is in existence. Now, at least the South African consumer is able to find relevant and up-to-date property information via our easy to use website....

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Deeds Office increase their prices again

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posted in Deeds Office
The Deeds Office are almost like Eskom, increasing their prices but providing the same mediocre service we have become accustomed to the past few years. With ailing systems, incompetent government officials and no clue about what customer service is, the Deeds Office is taking the South African public for a ride. They have recently increased their fees but have not provided us with any benefit in return. We still have to deal with complete incompetence, total arrogance and any lack of...

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Why is it important for a home owner to have a copy of the Title Deed

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posted in Deeds Office
Why should a home owner have a copy of the Title Deed or why should a home buyer take a look at the Title Deed before buying a property? These are quite valid questions being asked by our customers all the time. It is of critical importance to have a copy of the Title Deed (usually called a Deed of Transfer) to ensure you know exactly what restrictions there are on a property. Imagine you buying a property only to later find out that there is a municipal pipe running through your backy...

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How to get Deeds Registry Information

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posted in Deeds Office
The Deeds Office is responsible for the registration, management and maintenance of the property registry of South Africa. It also keeps copies of ante nuptial (marriage) contracts. You can get information from the deeds registry on the following: the registered owner of a property the conditions affecting such property interdicts and contracts in respect of the property purchase price of the property rules of a sectional title...

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Cape Town Archives in Shocking State

by Admin
posted in Deeds Office
According to a recent article published on www.archivalplatform.org, the current state of the archives at the Cape Town Deeds Office is shocking. No wonder, we sometimes have to wait 2 - 3 months for a historic document to be delivered from the Cape Town Deeds Office. Luckily this only happens to one in every 20 documents, but still, this is a shocking statistic. According to this article, the s...

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Deeds Office takes bulk searches Excel conversions away

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posted in Deeds Office
It appears that as from 20 November 2014, the Deeds Office no longer allows bulk data to be requested in Excel format. This is a huge issue for anyone relying on bulk Deeds Office data. From now on only the TXT (mainframe raw data) is available. Only a few companies in South Africa has a converter able to interpret the information returned from the Deeds Office of which mydeedsearch is one of them. This is just another blow to people relying on property information from the Deed...

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Trying to find out who owns a house all I have is an address?

by Admin
posted in Deeds Office
No problem. Most of the time this is all we need. If we need more info we will get in touch and ask for more info. In the past it was nearly impossible to get this information without physically going to the Deeds Office or asking an attorney or estate agent to help you. Now you can easily request this type of info from mydeedsearch.co.za....

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How to find out who owns a property

by Admin
posted in Deeds Office
Have you ever wondered who owns a property or where this info can be obtained? Previously you had to ask an estate agent or attorney for this information. Now you can use mydeedsearch.co.za to get this info easily and hassle free. We can tell you who owns the property, what they paid for it, whether there is a bond registered against it and even get the contact information of the owner....

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Where can I find out if there is a servitude on a property

by Admin
posted in Deeds Office, Surveyor General (SG)
This is quite a common question getting asked by our clients. Servitudes that are registered are shown on the SURVEYOR GENERAL (SG) Diagram. If you want to know the location of a servitude or whether one is registered, then you need to order a copy of the SG DIAGRAM on our website....

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The result on my DOTS search shows REGISTERED but the Deeds Office search still shows the previous owner

by Admin
posted in Deeds Office
This is a question we get quite often. There seems to be confusion about when the actual owner change reflects on the Deeds Office search. Sometimes people think our info is outdated, but that is not the case. We have a LIVE link into the Deeds Office which means our info is as current as it is at the Deeds Office. The reason why this happens is because of the next steps involved in transferring a property. Once a property is registered, it is official...

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