double check if the house belongs to the seller. Ask for a copy of title deed or ask a conveyancer to do a deeds search on the property.
Rule 2:
Double check if the conveyancer(who will transfer the property into your name) is in good standing with Legal Practice Council. You can find out by requesting his/her firm details or firm practice number and confirm with LPC.
Rule 3:
Never deposit money directly to the seller. Money must be deposited into the trust account of the conveyancer until registration of the property.
This is a free legal advise since its Friday. If you have questions you will now pay because you are now consulting.


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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