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

    Examples

    Part 5

    Case studies