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Can foreigners own property in South Africa?

foreigns owning property

Investing in a property can be a very daunting experience, and as such we would always recommend that any foreigner who would like to purchase a property contact an attorney or a reputable estate agency to seek ethical and professional advice. The facts of every matter will invariably differ on a case-by-case basis, and it is therefore crucial that proper legal advice is sought. A foreigner does not only include a natural person (like you or me as individuals) but includes a foreign company and trust as well. It should be kept in mind that should a foreign company or trust...

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Subject to or Suspensive Conditions: Everything you need to know about the clause

Subject To Clauses Blog Post

Usually when a so-called “subject to” clause is inserted into an Offer to Purchase, for the purchase of immovable property, it means that there is a condition that must be first fulfilled before the agreement is deemed to have been concluded and the property can be registered in the purchaser’s name.  These clauses are also known as “suspensive conditions” as they suspend the operation of the agreement until such conditions are met.   Ardene Nel, Attorney and Conveyancer at Hammond Pole highlights the most common examples of “subject to” conditions in real estate:   1. The offer is Subject to Mortgage/Bond finance   When a buyer...

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