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Property Law and Conveyancing Glossary of Terms

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Tax Certificate

A breakdown of how much interest and insurance was paid, as well as total repayments to the home loan account over a certain period. Afrikaans - Belastingsertifikaat

Tenant

A person who occupies a property, but does not own it and pays rent in return. Afrikaans - Huurder

Timeshare

A property development where occupancy time is sold.

Title Deed

A document that gives evidence of an individual's ownership of property. It includes the following information about the property: names of the current and previous owners; a full description including it’s square meterage; the purchase price paid by the existing owner; all conditions restricting the use; and all limited real rights registered. Afrikaans - Titelakte

Townhouse

A general term for either a simplex or a duplex. Afrikaans - Meenthuis

Transfer Cost

Costs payable for the registration of a property and include transfer duty, conveyancing fees, and registration fees. Afrikaans - Oordrag Koste

Transfer Duty

A tax levied by the government on the transfer of land. If the purchase price includes VAT no transfer duty is payable. Afrikaans - Hereregte

Transferring Attorney

Transferring Attorney

Appointed by the seller to attend to the transfer of the property into the name of the buyer. Afrikaans - Oordragprokureur

Trust

A contract between the founder and the trustee in terms of which the trustee is to administer the trust fund for the benefit of the beneficiaries.

Trust Account

The separate interest bearing accounts used when attorneys and/or realty companies hold money for people, until these monies and interest have to be paid out to whom they are owed.

Trustee

A person appointed to manage the affairs and assets of a trust. In terms of sectional title, the trustees attend to the day-to-day running of the scheme, which includes the collection of levies and the employment and management of staff.