Services & Procedures
The following procedures reflect situations most often encountered by property owners.
Township establishment is the process of turning farmland or small holdings into township land.
Rezoning is the process of amending Town Planning Scheme conditions pertaining to a particular property.
Business rights can be obtained by means of rezoning.
Subdivision is the process of dividing a single property into two or more portions.
A Consent Use procedure is followed when a Town Planning Scheme specifically provides for certain uses with the consent of the local authority.
Removal of Restrictive Conditions:
Removal of Restrictive Conditions is often required to rid a property of certain inflexible encumbrances written into the title deed.
Development Plans can be compiled by a property owner for a specific site, or can be compiled by a planning authority as part of the development policy for a larger area.
Land Use Controls:
Land use controls include legislation, town planning schemes and title conditions that tell a property owner what he can or cannot do with or on his property.
Registration of Servitude:
Registration of Servitude is the procedure of securing a right in favour of a third party over a particular property.
Registration of Property Ownership:
Registration of Property Ownership is done in the Deeds Office.
Expropriation is the procedure available to a local, provincial or national authority to obtain ownership of property or certain rights over property.
Proclamation is an alternative procedure available to a local, provincial or national authority to obtain certain rights over property, such as roads.