Course in Conveyancing Practice

Trusted courses

These courses have been used with great success since 1994 by legal practitioners throughout the country and in Namibia. They are trusted courses, as can be seen from the feedback received.

Two types of course

An Attendance Course in Conveyancing Practice for those who prefer to receive study guidance by attending lectures in preparation for the conveyancing examination. A Self-study Deeds Course for those who prefer to study on their own, without attending any lectures.

Features of the Attendance Course

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

A special discount is available on the registration fee for people who register early.

English learners may attend Afrikaans lectures but receive English notes, and vice versa, on condition that these learners specifically indicate this requirement when they register.

If you have previously registered for the Self-study Deeds Course and owe your own set of notes and would like to attend the lectures, or if you previously attended the course and want to do it again, you are welcome to contact us for a quotation to register for the Attendance Course.

Characteristics of the Course Material

The notes were written as an aid in preparing for the examination in Conveyancing Practice. They were written for learners who have had no exposure to a conveyancing practice and who have no knowledge of deeds.

This is the most comprehensive set of notes available for use in preparing for this examination. These notes were originally designed for self-study. They are made up of three parts of explanatory notes and two parts of practical examples.

They are available in either English or Afrikaans. The notes are marketed in loose-leaf format, and supplements are available at additional cost, in order for the notes to be updated with the latest amendments.

Model answers for the last three years’ examination papers are included. The same study notes are used for both the Self-study Course and the Attendance Course.

Features of the Self-study Course

There is no cut-off date for registration. The only target date is the examination date.

Course Content

The prescribed syllabus for the examination is covered in the following parts and chapters:

Part 1

Conveyancing Practice and the Deeds Registries Act

Chapter 1 - General background
Chapter 2 - Transfer procedure
Chapter 3 - Agreement of sale
Chapter 4 - Deed of transfer
Chapter 5 - Power of attorney
Chapter 6 - Servitudes
Chapter 7 - Estate transfers
Chapter 8 - Partition transfers
Chapter 9 - Certificates of registered title
Chapter 10 - Township establishment
Chapter 11 - Endorsements
Chapter 12 - Lost deeds
Chapter 13 - Bond procedures
Chapter 14 - Mortgage bonds
Chapter 15 - General

Part 2

Sectional Title and Deeds Office Procedure

Chapter 1 - Sectional Titles
Chapter 2 - Deeds Office Procedure

Part 3

Conveyancing Practice and Other Applicable Acts

Section A - The Big Five
Chapter 1 - Value Added Tax
Chapter 2 - Transfer Duty
Chapter 3 - Companies
Chapter 4 - Alienation of Land
Chapter 5 - Intestate Succession

Section B - The Five Big Shots
Chapter 6 - Subdivision of Agricultural Land
Chapter 7 - Financial Intelligence Centre Act
Chapter 8 - Matrimonial Property
Chapter 9 - Housing Protection Measures
Chapter 10 - Insolvency

Section C - Miscellaneous Minor Acts
Chapter 11 - Control over Trust Property
Chapter 12 - Civil Union
Chapter 13 - Consumer Protection
Chapter 14 - National Credit Act
Chapter 15 - Immigration
Chapter 16 - Births and Deaths
Chapter 17 - Close Corporation
Chapter 18 - Capital Gains


Chapter 19 - Share Block Company
Chapter 20 - Leases of Land
Chapter 21 - Donations Tax
Chapter 22 - Limitation on Fideicommissa
Chapter 23 - Retired Persons
Chapter 24 - Time Share
Chapter 25 - Children
Chapter 26 - Building Restrictions next to Roads
Chapter 27 - Estate Agents
Chapter 28 - Land Survey Act
Chapter 29 - SPLUMA
Chapter 30 - Community Schemes Ombud (CSOS)

Section D - Acts for oral
The following Acts will be made available on our website and should only be studied in the event of an oral examination.

Chapter D-1 - Leasehold & Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights
Chapter D-2 - Less Formal Township Development
Chapter D-3 - Restitution of Land Rights
Chapter D-4 - Extension of Security of Tenure
Chapter D-5 - Agricultural Holdings (only candidates who have an oral in the former Transvaal)

Part 4


Part 5

Case studies