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Yes, transfer documents can be signed abroad in line with one of the following methods, depending on the country where you are situated:
In the presence of the head of the South African diplomatic mission or Consulate, or any designated official for this purpose. After signature, the document must be authenticated by a certificate which bears the official’s seal of office.
In the presence of a local Notary, who’s seal of office is to be placed on the document in question (applicable to the UK, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland).
In countries party to the Hague Convention, in the presence of a Notary Public.
Once signed, the documents must be apostilled by a relevant governmental authority.
Do tenants have the right to smoke cannabis in a rental property?
23 Mar 2023
There have been numerous complaints in recent years from both landlords and neighbours that tenants are smoking cannabis in their rental property. When neighbours start to complain, landlords are often caught in the middle. Is there really anything they can do to resolve the situation?
Collect rent in cash? Make sure you stay compliant with money laundering rules
24 Jan 2023
According to an International Monetary Fund assessment, “the widespread use of cash in South Africa poses a high risk for money laundering and terrorist financing”. With that in mind, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued a report in October 2021 requiring substantial legislative changes by November 2022 in order for South Africa to avoid being greylisted by the international watchdog.
Client funds intercepted? Law firms and estate agencies beware, as there is now nowhere to hide
17 Jan 2023
The 16 January 2023 Gauteng High Court decision, Hawarden v Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc (attorneys), spotlights the severe liability risks attached to all the role players in the property cycle: from estate agencies to law firms in as far as the electronic sharing of banking details and other information is concerned.