The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has announced that deeds offices across the country will open on Wednesday, the 13th of May 2020.
In their statement to the media, the department stipulated that all services will be available and all lodgements will be accepted. However, members of the public and clerks will not be allowed in the buildings; only conveyancers. Consultations will be controlled through appointments.
The Office of the Chief Registrar will load all notices for applications for copies of lost deeds on DeedsWeb for public inspection. Information will be available for the public on the DeedsWeb portal and via emails.
The Chief Registrar of Deeds has issued a notice that no Deeds Trading account debt will incur any interest during the lock down.
Level four lock down regulations require that the department puts in place the necessary health measures to ensure smooth running of the offices.