What causes registration delays?

What can cause my transfer / bond registration to be delayed?

The ins and outs of subject to bond approval clauses
  • Lost Title Deeds
  • Delay in buyer obtaining finance.
  • Delay in receiving bond instructions from the bank.
  • Delay in receiving rates clearance figures from local government – such a delay usually occurs when one or more utilities have not been billed on the seller’s rates account.
  • Delay in receiving the Transfer Duty Receipt where one or more parties have outstanding taxes.
  • Linked transactions.
  • When client neglects to sign documents and pay costs when requested to do so.
  • Where shortfalls occurs on either side or the parties neglects to pay such shortfall on request.

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What causes registration delays?

What can cause my transfer / bond registration to be delayed?

The ins and outs of subject to bond approval clauses
  • Lost Title Deeds
  • Delay in buyer obtaining finance.
  • Delay in receiving bond instructions from the bank.
  • Delay in receiving rates clearance figures from local government – such a delay usually occurs when one or more utilities have not been billed on the seller’s rates account.
  • Delay in receiving the Transfer Duty Receipt where one or more parties have outstanding taxes.
  • Linked transactions.
  • When client neglects to sign documents and pay costs when requested to do so.
  • Where shortfalls occurs on either side or the parties neglects to pay such shortfall on request.