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Cit y of Tshwane 2018 | title deeds

Ensuring security of tenure The City of Tshwane issues title deeds to registered beneficiaries on an ongoing basis in all seven of its regions. Here’s what you need to know about the process. What is a title deed? It is an official and legal document that proves that you are the rightful owner of the house/stand. Anyone who purchases a house/ stand will need to have the title deed transferred into their name as proof that they own the property. This is done in terms of the Deeds Registry Act (No. 47 of 1937). Every individual property has its own deed. A copy of each title deed is held in a Deeds Registry at the Deeds Office within the closest proximity to where the property is located. The Deeds Registry is open to any member of the public who requires access to information; however, each enquiry will come at a nominal fee.

What is the importance of a title deed?

This is the document that will be needed when you sell your house or apply for a loan to renovate or upgrade your house and should be kept in a safe place. Should this document be lost or misplaced, financial implications will be applicable for its replacement.

How can I find out if there is a title deed registered in my name? Visit any of the Customer Care Centres or Human Settlements offices to talk to us. Refer to the contact details listed herein.

Who should collect the title deed? Only the registered owner(s) of a house (or their spouse) can collect the title deed.

Expediting title deed handovers As at the end of November 2017, the City of Tshwane’s Msimanga administration had handed over more than 3 000 title deeds since assuming office. The city is now more than halfway towards achieving its target of delivering 6 000 title deeds for the 2017/18 financial year. The Msimanga administration is speeding up the delivery of title deeds to state-subsidised houses so that recipients have legal ownership of the property where they reside or operate businesses from. This provides homeowners with an important economic asset to leverage for their liberation from poverty. As per its electoral promise, the administration is also providing serviced stands, in communities with significant housing backlogs. Beneficiaries of these serviced stands also receive title deeds and rudimentary services.

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