Lawyers AND ATTORNEYS - All Services! All Areas!

Johannesburg & Pretoria/Gauteng, Cape Town/Western Cape, Durban/Kwa Zulu Natal

Get Legal Help Now!

Immediate Action Request

Use this form to request a call back or an email within 1 working hour from our office.

Please complete the reCAPTCHA to help us reduce spam and to complete the form sending process.

About Us

Professional Legal Services is an extensive legal website network. Our team offers brilliant rates, responds within 1 working hour and most importantly, will look at the person or businesses needs in context of the matter at hand and customize care for that specific client. We consult on preventative measures in addition to defending or mitigating a case. Our objectives:

  • We want to offer legal support to more people,
  • Offer better rates,
  • Build long term relationships with clients.

Give us a try.

You can make contact today via, or

Our service provider partner. is currently in an exclusivity agreement with Dhooge Law: a multidisciplinary boutique legal practice offering value-based bespoke legal solutions. Our firm’s expertise lie in the fields of property law and conveyancing, wills and administration of estates, all aspects of civil and commercial litigating, family law, as well as commercial and company law. Commitment to our Client’s needs is the fundamental principle upon which the firm was founded in 1998. Our vision is to develop lasting relationships with our Clients and offer general and specialised professional services tailor-made to their specific needs.


Get legal help now!

Book an E-Consult Online


Why Title Deeds Matter More than Ever

- Featured article by LAWYERS-ONLINE.CO.ZA - February 2019

Imagine this: You’ve recently sold a property, one that you worked hard on to convert into someone else’s dream home. You, the buyer and the agent are all set to finalise the last signature on the last dotted line of the transfer documents when suddenly you realise that you cannot find the original Title Deed.

Up until now this was no reason to panic, since your lawyer could easily apply to for a certified copy of your Title Deed, provided you have a signed affidavit stating that you cannot locate it after a diligent search, and you are able to confirm that the property is not held a security by anyone or pledged to anyone. Easy, and not nearly as time-consuming as one would think. But this is about to change and sellers who may have been lax with the care of their paperwork should take heed!

As of 25 February 2019, the application regulations for a lost title deed will be more time intensive and costly. Let’s break it down below:

  • Affidavits will need to be signed in the presence of a Notary Public. While this sounds easy, remember that this now involves making an appointment with a notary as well as setting aside the time and money to do so.
  • Thereafter, it should be published in the Government Gazette as a notice to apply. Another time-consuming aspect.
  • Lastly, for another two weeks, the application should lie for inspection at the Title Deeds Office in question. This allows any person affected by the application to bring forward any objections. Imagine the legal hassle should that happen, as these changes do not make provision for what will happen should someone object. It will be new ground.

No longer the quick and easy process it once was. This is why it is of vital importance that property owners ensure that they have access to their original Title Deeds and that they are kept in a safe place. Perhaps file them with a lawyer who specialises in property law, and rest easy knowing that you won’t have to spend months and endless sums of money on this errand should you decide to sell your property. We can help you with this, so please contact us.

As for mortgage or bondholders, these new regulations apply equally. So as a property owner still paying a mortgage, ensure that your bank or lender still has your paperwork, because this new regulation is sure to slow down a lot of processes that have been running seamlessly and unchecked for years!

Please contact us for any legal services related to law at

Why Title Deeds Matter More than Ever - Legal Information South Africa