So, you know that there are transfer costs involved in the property transfer process, but when do you actually have to pay them?

Well, typically, the transfer costs will need to be paid before the transfer can be registered at the Deeds Office. This is because the Deeds Office won’t process the transfer until all the costs have been paid in full.

Part of the transfer costs is the transfer duty (tax to SARS). We will need this portion as soon as possible so that we can apply for the transfer duty receipt.