How to query details of ownership of commercial property?

How to query details of ownership of commercial property?

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Every property in South Africa has to be registered with the Deeds Registries Office in South Africa.

South Africa has one of the most advanced and professionally administered land registration systems in the world. It offers excellent record keeping in regard to the ownership of property, specifically with regard to the details of owners past and present, descriptions of the extent of the property and any limitations or rights on the property.

Deeds office

Every property in South Africa has to be registered with the Deeds Registries Office in South Africa. The deed constitutes proof of who owns the property. The deeds office keeps a record of all property transactions. If a title deed is destroyed or lost, application can be made to the deeds office for a duplicate original of the deed.

Checking details online

Deeds Web is a web-based interface offering up-to-date land registration information located on the Deeds Registration System database. This can assist in locating information with regard to the property in South Africa Property transfers are recorded by the Deeds Office under various categories, i.e. suburb, seller, street number, street name, stand number / portion number; stand size etc.

Even if you only have an address you should be able to find out who owns the land and what it is zoned for.

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