Thursday, December 07, 2006

Deeds Office - Pietermaritzburg

Tomorrow is the last day that we can lodge matters in the Pietermaritzburg Deeds Office if we want them registered before Christmas.

All at Mc Naught and Co are working aroung the clock to ensure that we get as many transfers and bonds to the Deeds Office by tomorrow!

For those of you who will not have transfers and bonds lodged by tomorrow, don't worry, they will be processed the next working day thereafter.

Just another reminder that our offices are closing from the 22nd of December '06 to the 2nd of January '07, and Dave is available during the break on 083 70333 29.

The Holiday Season - Office Closures

Our offices will be closing on the 22nd of December and opening again on the 2nd of January 2007.

Should you need assistance though whilst we are closed, Dave is available on 083 703 3329.

We wish all of our clients and associates a blessed Christmas season.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Estate Agent Seminars

The response to our seminar invitiations has been amazing, and the seminar to be hosted on the 13th of December 2006 is now fully booked.

The next available date is the 24th of January 2007, and we are hoping to see more agents responding and filling up that date as well!!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Tax Seminar

A seminar was held last week at the Hilton Hotel in Durban to outline a few of the changes that have been made to the tax system in SA.
Mc Naught and Company was there to make sure that we remain abreast of the latest changes and happenings.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Conveyancing Specialists

Mc Naught and Company are conveyancing specialists - in other words we don't do divorces, debt collections or litigation and our firm's focus is on conveyancing only - making sure that all staff members working lives are dedicated to ensuring better turn-around times and attention to detail with transfers and bond registrations.
We are also property development attorneys and regularly open sectional title registers, extensions to existing sectional schemes and re-arrangement of the mortgage bonds on properties being developed. Our full-service package includes preparation of specialised sales agreements for development launches as well as on-site assistence to sales agents and developers at the launch.

Rates Clearance moving in the Right Direction

Great news is that progress is being made by the various institutions campaigning for rates clearance certificates to be issued electronically. This has been sparked by conveyancers and sellers / buyers being increasingly frustrated by the time it takes for council to issue and return rates clearance.
Should they be successful in this campaign it will shave about a week off the transfer time, making us even faster!
We will keep you updated as progress is made...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Pest and Electrical Clearances needed

Standard Bank home loans department require our compliance packs to be sent to the bank on lodgment of mortgage bonds in the Deeds Office. Previously it was our duty as conveyancers to ensure these certificates were in place by registration. The bank's requirement that these be sent to them at least 10 days earlier means that we need these certificates and any repairs to be organised by the Agent handling the sale as soon as possible. Any delay with regard to electrical repairs or pest treatment means that the lodgment of the transfer and bond in the Deeds Office will have to be held up pending compliance to the bank's satisfaction.