The conveyancing process (property transfer process) describes the legal process in terms of which rights in fixed property are registered in the Deeds Office. An agreement to purchase property in South Africa must be in writing and signed by both Seller and Purchaser. This Deed of Sale starts the process which then continues through to the ultimate registration of transfer in the Deeds Office. This registration guarantees undisputable title to ownership of the property.
In most transfer procedures there are three processes and three conveyancers involved. The processes involved are the registration of transfer of property, dealt with by the conveyancing attorney; the registration of a mortgage bond, dealt with by the bond attorneys and the cancellation of the existing mortgage bond, dealt with by the cancellation attorneys.