Bavin & Associates Inc. is a rapidly growing, dynamic, property law firm. Although we specialise in Property Law, our expertise extend into numerous fields such as Antenuptial Contracts, Administration of Deceased Estates, Wills and Commercial Agreements.
Bavin & Associates Inc. was founded by Lee Bavin in May 2002, under the Companies Act, of 1973. Bavin & Associates Inc. has passionately built up a growing and satisfied client base through our consistent, reputable work ethic and personalised, professional customer service delivery.
Last Will & Testaments
A will is a written document which declares what must happen to the property and assets of someone after his or her death.
To be valid, this document must comply with requirements prescribed by law. Only persons 16 years or older may make a will, unless the person is mentally incapable. It must be a written document and cannot be done verbally. There must also be two competent witnesses that have signed the Will in the presence of the Testator (person who wrote the will).
What is conveyancing?
Conveyancing is the legal process whereby ownership in immovable property is transferred from one party to another and related aspects for example: such as the registration of mortgage bonds or real rights in respect of sectional title units.
Immovable property can be any land (whether improved or not) such as a dwelling, house, a farm, a vacant erf or a sectional title unit.
A conveyancing transaction involves a number of steps which normally begins with a Deed of Sale and continues through to the registration of transfer of ownership or the registration of the mortgage bond in the Deeds Office.
An “Antenuptial Contract” is a contract entered into by two people prior to their marriage. This contract stipulates the terms and conditions for the exclusion of community of assets and property between the two people.. The terms and conditions may not be illegal, immoral or contrary to public policy. This Contract must also be signed and executed (finalised) before a Notary Public Attorney, and then registered in the Deeds Office within three months of its signing.