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The Practitioners Guide to Conveyancing and Notarial Practice. – 3rd ed. - 2024.

Updated: Jun 7

West, Allan. The Practitioners Guide to Conveyancing and Notarial Practice. – 3rd ed. – LexisNexis, 2024.

ISBN/ISSN: 9781776179886


“The Practitioner's Guide to Conveyancing and Notarial Practice, now in its brand new 3rd Edition authored by Allen West, aims to create uniformity in conveyancing practices in South Africa, as required by the Deeds Registries Act. The book provides practical guidance to practitioners and students on important day-to-day conveyancing topics, substantiated by authoritative sources like case law and conference resolutions. It comprises two sections - the first covering core conveyancing issues, and the second containing key Chief Registrar's Circulars and an index of all circulars since 1949. It provides invaluable insights on drafting extending clauses and causa for estate transfers and other transactions.


As an added bonus, practitioners can rely on the chapter covering customary marriages to navigate their clients' marital status enquiries.

The book also includes an exam preparation guide to help candidates apply the syllabus to real-world conveyancing. This has proved to be extremely useful to our customers who have purchased previous editions of the book over the years.”


Partial contents:

  • An overview of the deeds registration system and deeds registries in South Africa

  • The contract of sale and matters related to sale of land

  • How ownership in land is conveyed from one person to another and the analysis of the conventional deed of transfer

  • The conveyancer and notary and their responsibilities

  • Deeds to follow sequence of their relative causes

  • Identification of parties in deeds and documents tendered for registration or execution at a deed registry

  • Description of parties in the preamble and vesting clause of deeds and documents

  • Contractual capacity of the transferor

  • Agency and powers of attorney

  • Various causae of the deed of transfer

  • Personal and praedial servitudes in terms of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937

  • Restrictive title deed conditions

  • Estate Transfers

  • Interdicts and forced sales

  • Subdivisional and partition transfers of land

  • An overview of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 16 of 2013

  • Sundry applications in terms of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 and the Administration of Estates Act 66 of 1965

  • Opening of township register

  • Certificates of title and substituted title deeds

  • The analysis of the conventional mortgage bond and notes on notarial bonds

  • Mortgage bonds and restrictive conditions

  • Miscellaneous registrations in respect of registered bonds

  • Expropriation transfers and related matters

  • Deeds of Transfer by virtue of an Order of Court

  • Notarial lease agreements over immovable property

  • Antenuptial contracts

  • Transfer duty

  • The Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988

  • The Civil Unions Act 17 of 2006

  • Black Marriages: The past and the present

  • The recording and cancellation of a contract in terms of the Alienation of Land Act, 1981

  • The Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act 70 of 1970

  • The Land Titles Adjustment Act 111 of 1993

  • Sectional title matters

  • Housing Development Schemes for Retired Persons Act 65 of 1988

  • Excisions and Incisions.


Price: R1,437.50 (VAT included, delivery excluded).


The publication can be ordered from the Lexinfo Book Supply Service by sending an email to books@lexinfo.co.za


Posted: 20 May 2024


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