Intensive training for conveyancing typists and paralegals

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Objective

To give conveyancing typists and persons who would like to follow a career as conveyancing typist and paralegal intensive theoretical and practical training and at the same time offer them a career-oriented qualification.

      Two diplomas in conveyancing practice (six modules)

Basic Diploma in Conveyancing Practice

Suitable for anyone from beginners to people who have been working in a conveyancing practice for some years and who want to improve their knowledge and skills. This is the most popular course and lays the foundation on which to build a more advanced knowledge of deeds.

Content

Module 1
Conventional Deed of Transfer
(Theory)

Module 2
Conventional Deed of Transfer
(Practical case study)

Module 3
Mortgage Bonds registration & cancellation procedure
(Theory & practice)

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Diploma in Conveyancing Practice

Suitable for persons who have already done the Basic Diploma or who have been working in a conveyancing practice for one to two years. More specialised topics are covered in this course.

Content

Module 4
Sectional Title Deed of Transfer
(Theory)

Module 5
Sectional Title Deed of Transfer
(Practical case study)

Module 6
Estate Transfers
(Theory & practice)

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Three methods of presentation

Attendance

Lectures are offered in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

See these dates in register attendance.

E-learning (only available for Modules 1-3)

Persons who are unable to attend the lectures can opt for the e-learning course at no extra cost. This is basically the same as the self-study course, but with added benefits. You will still receive a hard copy of the notes as with self-study. You will, however, be able to access this course on-line where power point voice clips will guide you through the notes. Register at any time. The only requirement is that each module should be completed within two months after registration and a diploma must be completed within six months.

Self-study

Persons who are unable to attend the lectures can register for the home-study course. Register at any time. The only requirement is that each module must be completed within two months after registration and a diploma must be completed within six months.

Features of the course

  • Both theory and practical case studies are discussed to illustrate the way the theory is applied in practice.

  • Comprehensive and user-friendly notes containing examples are provided. Learners can use and consult these notes at their workplace after completing the course.

  • The lectures are relaxed and the notes and examples form the basis for discussion.

  • An open-book evaluation is conducted in order to establish whether learners understand the work and are able to apply their knowledge in practice.

Open-book evaluation

Learners are evaluated on the basis of an open-book test. The idea is not to test people's memory, in other words to see what they can remember by rote, but rather to establish whether they are able to apply in practice what they have learnt during the lesson. During their evaluation they are permitted to refer to the lecture material supplied to them, just as they would be able to use it at the office.

Silver and Gold Certificates

A Silver Certificate is issued for each module upon successful completion of the evaluation by the learner as proof that the learner has the ability to apply the learning content that relates to a certain module.

A Gold Certificate is issued after an affidavit has been received from the learner's employer to the effect that a certain prescribed type of work, related to the relevant module, has been completed independently and faultlessly by the learner.

An administration fee of R110 (VAT included) is payable in respect of each Gold Certificate and Gold Diploma requested.

Duration of attendance

Each module of the Basic Diploma -
  • extends over one-and-a-half days and
  • is presented on weekdays.
  • All three modules for a diploma are covered in one week.

    Modules 4 & 5 of the Diploma extends over three full days and module 6 over 2 full weekdays

Language

Lectures and course notes are offered in English or in Afrikaans.

English learners may attend Afrikaans lectures and receive English notes and vice versa, on condition that this preference is specifically indicated upon registration.

Lecturer

The lectures are offered by Melissa Smit, a senior conveyancing typist with years of practical experience.

Basic Diploma in Conveyancing Practice

Module 1 - Conventional Deed of Transfer - theory

  • Theory regarding the registration of a deed of transfer, including terminology peculiar to deeds practice, duties of a conveyancing typist, types of accounts in an attorney's firm, purpose and provisions of an agreement of sale, deed of transfer and power of attorney, analysis of the clauses of a deed of transfer and a power of attorney and important procedures to follow in a conveyancing practice from the opening of the file to the closing thereof.
  • Important procedures, practices and ethics in a conveyancing practice.

Module 2 - Conventional Deed of Transfer - practical case study

  • Practical case study for the transfer of a full title property by means of a deed of transfer, including the following: analysis of an agreement of sale, deeds search, drafting of a deed of transfer (all clauses), power of attorney, supporting documents, execution cover for lodgement, correspondence, requesting of cancellation figures & guarantees, drafting of pro-forma and final account, transfer duty & VAT (basic principles).
  • All aspects from receipt of instruction to closure of the file.
  • Evaluation for Silver Certificate - Module 1 & 2.

Module 3 - Mortgage bonds - registration & cancellation procedure

  • Theory and practical examples for the registration and cancellation of mortgage bonds, including: loan application and bond registration procedure, from the receipt of instructions, checking of bond instructions, obtaining of information and documents, correspondence, drafting of the bond documents, dispatch of documents to bank, preparation, registration and delivery. Useful hints are also supplied.
  • Theory and practice of certain bond clauses, such as handling of title conditions,
  • non prejudice clause, and dealings with mortgage bonds, for example waivers of preference, cession and substitution of debtors.
  • Procedure at different types of bonds, including building bonds, private bonds, covering bonds and sectional title bonds, as well as procedure for the cancellation of bonds.
  • Evaluation for Silver Certificate - Module 3.

Diploma in Conveyancing Practice

Module 4 - Sectional Deed of Transfer (Theory)

  • Terminology and concepts peculiar to sectional title
  • Overview of the opening of a sectional title register
  • Analysis of sectional title deed of transfer thorough comparison with a conventional deed of transfer
  • Discussion of section 15B(3)(a) Conveyancer certificate and section 15B(3)(c) Affidavit by the developer
  • Documents to be lodged at the deeds registry
  • Conveyancer's responsibilities section 15A
  • Joint ownership of a unit in undivided shares Section 15(4) & 15(5)
  • Discussion on exclusive use of common property & real right of extension
  • Overview of sectional mortgage bonds

Module 5 - Sectional Deed of Transfer (Practical case study)

  • Practical case study for the transfer of a sectional deed of transfer, inter alia: perusal of an agreement of sale, deed searches, drafting of a sectional deed of transfer, power of attorney, supporting documents, a notarial deed of cession of exclusive use area, requesting of cancellation figures and guarantees, maintenance of correspondence, lodgement of documents at the deeds registry, drafting of pro forma and final account.
  • All aspects from the receipt of the instruction to the closure of the file
  • Evaluation for Silver Certificate - Module 4 & 5.

Module 6 - Estate Transfers

  • Theory and practical training in the transfer of a property from a solvent deceased estate due to a sale or an inheritance, including: description of parties, section 42(1) and 42(2) certificates, discussion of form JM33, drafting of various types of causae, divesting of a joint estate, and supporting documents to be lodged
  • Section 18(3) estates
  • Transfers pertaining to intestate inheritance of black persons, including the application of the Reform of Customary Law of Succession and Regulation of Related Matters Act 11 of 2009 to the administration of black estates
  • Estate endorsements in terms of section 45(1) of the Deeds Registries Act, and sections 39(2), 39(3) and 40(1)(b) of the Administration of Estates Act, and applicable sections of the Administration of Estates Act (s 37, 38, 41, 49, 78, 79, 80, 81 and 94)
  • Transfers in terms of insolvent deceased estates and execution procedures
  • Evaluation for Silver Certificate - Module 6

Advanced Diploma in Conveyancing Practice

Module 7 – Servitudes, Subdivision and Consolidation of Property

  • Theoretical background and general principles pertaining to certificates of registered title.
  • Theory on subdivision and consolidation. Practical examples and the drafting of applications and certificates of subdivision and consolidation of property.
  • Creation and description of servitudes (such as personal and praedial servitudes) in deeds of transfer and notarial deeds. Handling of and the qualification of conditions at subdivision and consolidation.
  • A practical case study to illustrate the practical application of principles pertaining to servitudes, subdivision and consolidation.
  • Importance of diagrams at subdivision and consolidation. Disposal of mortgage bonds at subdivision and consolidation.
  • Evaluation for Silver Certificate - Module 7 or receive Bronze Certificate for attendance.

Module 8 - Opening of a Sectional Title Register

  • Theory and practical examples for the opening of a sectional title register and registration of a sectional plan, including: application of the developer, section 11(3)(b) schedule of conditions, consent of a mortgagee, certificate from a conveyancer regarding the rules, certificates of real right of extension of the scheme as well as real right of exclusive use areas, certificates of registered sectional title in respect of each section, and registration of the sectional plan of extension of the scheme.
  • Principles concerning joint ownership of a section, dealings with common property, subdivision and consolidation of a section, extension of sections, exclusive use areas, the body corporate and functions of the body corporate, and finally rules of the scheme.
  • Two practical case studies for the opening of a sectional title register.
  • Evaluation for Silver Certificate - Module 8 or receive Bronze Certificate for attendance.

Module 9 - Opening of a Township Register (Township Development)

  • Theory and practical examples for the opening of a township register and the registration of a general plan, inter alia: a town established on the whole of a piece of land, or on only a portion of a piece of land, or on two or more pieces of land.
  • Planning and the course of the process prior to the opening of the township register.
  • First transfer of stands directly from the general plan after township development.
  • Permanent filing of the title deed, mortgage bond and related issues.
  • Evaluation for Silver Certificate - Module 9 or receive Bronze Certificate for attendance.

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