Practical Conveyancing

Why Attend

Conveyancing has become a very stressful profession, with conveyancers and their staff often under immense pressure to perform to clients’ expectations.

Much of the process, which they have to coordinate, is actually out of their hands. They are heavily dependent on banks, city councils, revenue offices and other role players (including local deeds offices) to perform their duties by furnishing them with bond instructions, rates clearances and so on.

Conveyancers and their secretaries are delayed and compromised by buyers who fail to pay deposits or rentals on time, or by both buyers and/or sellers wanting to change agreements resulting in inevitable further delays. Often it is just one party that defaults, resulting in the other pressuring the conveyancer to remedy the situation, hassles with electrical certificates and latent defects pressurize conveyancers.

The objective of this training is to deliver on socio-political mandate within the context of improving the excellence and sustainability of the member firms and thereby achieving intellectual growth and endless potential.

Course Objectives

  • protect the interest of the client, the Seller, at all times and these interests should outweigh all other considerations except of course issues of legality;
  • inform the seller of the conveyancing procedure and keep the seller informed of the progress of the transaction;
  • advise the seller on the content of the Offer to Purchase, especially regarding suspensive conditions;
  • advise the seller on the cancellation of his bond, any penalties, notice periods and other administrative charges which may affect the settlement figure;
  • obtain the seller’s instruction before issuing any guarantees in respect of the transaction;
  • do everything in his power to register the transaction on or as close as possible to the date agreed to in the offer to purchase;
  • advise the seller on his obligations in terms of the offer to purchase, so as to ensure that the transfer is not delayed;
  • meet with the seller to explain, as well as sign the necessary documentation in order to conclude the transaction;
  • prepare the deeds for lodgement with care, so as to minimize the risk of rejection of the documentation by the Deeds Office;
  • inform the seller of the transfer on the day of registration;
  • account to the seller for finances relating to the transaction within two days after registration

Target Audience

This course is for anyone in the conveyancing and notarial practice, lawyers, legal secretaries, commercial managers, contract managers, and anyone who must draft, amend or update contracts, legal letters, and legal opinions. The course is suitable for non-native English speakers looking for a better understanding of English legal terms. Attorneys and candidate attorneys may register for these courses, as well as any other person who wishes to learn more about this field of practice.

Target Competencies

  • Drafting Contracts
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Understanding Commercial Terms
  • Implementing Organizational Employment Practices
  • Understanding Intellectual Property


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

Conveyancing Practice and the Deeds Registries Act

– General background
– Transfer procedure
– Agreement of sale
– Deed of transfer
– Power of attorney
– Servitudes
– Estate transfers
– Partition transfers
– Certificates of registered title
– Township establishment
– Endorsements
– Lost deeds
– Bond procedures
– Mortgage bonds
– General

Sectional Title and Deeds Office Procedure

– Sectional Titles
– Deeds Office Procedure

Conveyancing Practice and Other Applicable Acts

Section A – The Big Five
– Value Added Tax
– Transfer Duty
– Alienation of Land
– Matrimonial Property
– Intestate Succession

Section B – The Five Big Shots
– Subdivision of Agricultural Land
– Customary marriages
– Civil unions
– Companies
– Insolvency

  • What conveyancing is about
  • Immovable property, ownership, and real rights
  • The different faces of property ownership: freehold, leasehold, sectional titles, and others
  • The Deeds Registration System
  • The law relating to conveyancing
  • Role-players in the transfer process
  • Receiving and processing the transfer instruction
  • Agreements: Terminology, legal principles, and practice
  • Common clauses in a property sale agreement
  • Deeds office print-outs and deeds searches
  • Communicating with the role-players at the outset of the transfer
  • The legal nature of clients, marriage law and conveyancing
  • Companies, close corporations, trusts, partnerships
  • Information and documents required
  • Monitoring and reporting – drafting and signing of transfer documents
  • Managing the finances in the transfer file
  • Transfer duty and VAT rates/levy clearance, beetle and electrical compliance certificates
  • Introduction to mortgage bonds
  • Different types of bonds and drafting of bond documents
  • Different types of bonds and drafting of bond documents
  • Finances, lodgment, registration and winding up the file
  • Cancellation of mortgage bonds
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • A brief summary of the National Credit Act from a conveyancing perspective –
  • Capturing of a basic transfer and bond on GhostConvey software.