PROPERTY LAW

As a diligent law firm specialising in Property Law, we offer turnkey solutions for all aspects of property law.

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Professional Property Law Services

GENERAL CONVEYANCING

Whether you are buying your first home or looking to add another investment property, the attorneys with Nielen Marais Incorporated, provide the full spectrum of property law services. We draft real estate deeds, prepare loan documents and draft residency trust agreements at competitive rates.

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT FACILITATION & MANAGEMENT

Our clients benefit from our professional expertise in property development, our strong relationships with local government and regulators and our investment of time in the community working closely with property developers.

MORTGAGE & BOND REGISTRATION & CANCELLATIONS

With a background as experience conveyors, we can carry out mortgage registration and bond cancellation services.

DRAFTING SALES AGREEMENTS

Nielen Marais Incorporated can assist you with a drafting a sale agreement on your behalf.

AFFORDABLE LEGAL SERVICES

We pride our selves on being able to offer our clients world-class service and advice without breaking the bank!

FRIENDLY & EXPERIENCED TEAM

Our friendly team of legal experts are here to assist you with all your legal matters.

CREATIVE LEGAL SOLUTIONS

Our deep legal knowledge and creative approach allows us to push the boundaries and find innovative solutions on behalf of our clients.

PROPERTY LAW FAQ’S

Have a property law question? Review the FAQ section for answers or ask your own questions here.

Should I buy-to-let in the current market?

Buying-to-let can be an excellent investment channel. For a whole host of reasons, this time of pandemic and disruption has opened up an abundance of opportunities to prospective landlords. Just don’t rush in blind – choose the right property in the right area, go into the process with your eyes fully open, and in particular, beware of the common pitfall of failing to minimise your risk of having to fight a difficult, destructive or non-paying tenant. Residential property occupiers enjoy strong protections against eviction even in normal times, and these protections are even stronger for the duration of the National State of Disaster.

It is also essential to understand the impact of the Rental Housing Act on the landlord/tenant relationship – do you know the specific requirements around rental deposits and joint property inspections? “Ignorance of the law” is no excuse, and non-compliance could cost you dearly.

Who appoints the conveyancer, and why do I need one?

In a nutshell, you need to appoint a specialist lawyer (a “conveyancer”) to pass the transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer in the Deeds Office. That’s because only on registration of the transfer does the buyer become the property’s legal owner.

Whose name/s should I put the property in?

Should you buy the house in your name or your spouse’s name? Should you buy jointly? Does it matter what marital regime applies to your marriage? What if you are in a permanent cohabitation arrangement rather than a formal marriage? Or perhaps you wonder whether you should put the house into the name of a company or family trust.

Your choice now will have far-reaching legal, tax, and practical consequences, and with some complex areas of law involved, specialist upfront advice is a no-brainer.

What does exchange of contracts mean?

Refers to the date on which the contract signed by you is exchanged with the counterpart contract signed by the purchaser. On this day an owner becomes bound to sell the property and the purchaser becomes bound to buy it subject to any “cooling-off period”.

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