We see the law at its best as a constructive social tool, not as a destructive social hammer.

Therefore we will, where ever appropriate, counter balance justice with generosity - litigation with mediation.
- the mission statement of a legal maverick
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Once upon a time...

Basic legal steps to owning a property - the plain English version

Buyer meets seller
The Buyer sees a home, loves the home and wants to buy it. The seller puts a price on that love which is agreed to be fair by both parties.
The result is the Sale Agreement, the single most important legal document in the sale process. This is the cornerstone of everything which will happen later - it defines the conditions of the sale and binds the seller, buyer, estate agent and the attorney.
Show me the money
Having agreed on a price, the buyer now needs to find the money, either by securing a bond from the bank or by selling an existing property. Once the buyer can prove to the seller that the money can be obtained, the process continues.
The Property Transfer process
Your conveyancing attorney manages the complicated process of transfer so that all documents are submitted correctly, in the right order and at exactly the right time. You don't have to worry - you can leave it in the capable hands of the experts and are kept informed every step of the way. If this isn't your experience, you've been dealing with the wrong attorneys.
And they lived happily ever after
The seller is paid for the property and the buyer takes ownership of their dream home, the bank gets a new account and everybody is happy. No complications, no stress, no problem!
Where'd my money go?
We believe you should understand all the costs involved, so we make all fees, including our own, transparent to you. Please note that the fees are calculated according to the property value, and so the figures below are only illustrative.
On a R1 200 000 property:graph.gif

transfer.gif Transfer Duty
(R41 000)
Paid to the Government
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The conveyancing costs are capped by the government, but are negotiable - speak to us.
bond.gif Bond Registration Costs
Bond registration costs are capped by the government, but are negotiable - speak to your bank.
Tip: Ask your bank to pay your conveyancing fees!
Get some help

People first

At Taylor and Finlay, we are people who also happen to be experienced attorneys.

We understand that legal documents and processes can be confusing and intimidating.

That's why we strive to make our clients feel comfortable and relaxed by explaining everything in plain language.

We like to think that we take the pain out of legal processes by handling everything quickly and efficiently and keeping our clients informed every step of the way.

We are people
who put people first

It's no fairy tale

If you want your home buying and selling experience managed by people focused professionals who take the fear and uncertainty out of the process then contact us to:

Draw up your sale agreement, ensuring that your rights are protected and the agreement is fair to both parties. We will explain every aspect of the agreement to you in plain language - no legal jargon!

Manage the transfer process to make sure that everything runs smoothly. We will deliver all documents to be signed to your home, 7 days a week. We will make sure that you are kept informed every step of the way.

Collect occupational rental on your behalf and even organise cleaning services to make sure your new home is everything you dreamed when you move in.

In short, we will do whatever it takes to make buying or selling your home a pleasant and stress free experience.

Contact us now!


question.jpgAny questions?

If you have any questions about this service, please contact us.


If you would like us to provide you with some legal advice regarding an issue, please email your question to us and we will respond.  

You will not be charged for the response, nor will you be under any obligation to use our services. Please note that some issues may require a more detailed response than we are able to provide as a quick response via email.