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When you sell a house you need to get a clearance certificate

 

Buying or selling property can be a stressful and time-consuming affair, with many things to remember and consider along the way.

Get your Property Handbook

The City has published a handbook to guide prospective developers, buyers and sellers of Sectional Titles on the procedures involved.

For developers, buyers and sellers of sectional titles
Download pdf [535kb]

The handbook explains the steps that have to be taken in a property transaction of this nature as well how to apply for municipal services if you are the buyer; and how to apply for a Clearance Certificate or a refund if you are the seller.

They are available from the City’s Customer Service Centres

T HERE are six steps in a property transaction:

  • The offer to purchase, done through an estate agent;
  • The registration of the bond, done through a conveyancing attorney or bank;
  • The appointment of the conveyancing attorney;
  • The clearance process, done through the municipality;
  • The registration of deeds, done by the Deeds Office, or the Department of Agriculture and Land Affairs; and
  • The transfer of ownership, done by the Deeds Office, or the Department of Agriculture and Land Affairs. 
     



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