How do I claim the title deed for my RDP house?

The short answer

it may be best to contact the Cape Town Deeds office, but because you have to visit the office in person, you may prefer to go to the Deeds Office in King Williamstown.

The whole question

I would like to know the RDP house numbers for our houses. The houses are in Cape Town. I want to claim their title deeds but I dont know where to go. I'm in the Eastern Cape.

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The long answer

Thank you for your email asking where to claim the title deeds for your RDP houses in Bloekombos-Kraaifontein.

As the houses are in the Cape Town area, it may be best to contact the Cape Town Deeds office, but because you have to visit the office in person to get information about title deeds, you may prefer to go to the Deeds Office in King Williamstown.

The address for the Cape Town Deeds office is:

New Revenue Building
90 Plein Street
Cape Town
8001

Postal Address:

Registrar of Deeds, Cape Town
Private Bag X9073
Cape Town
8000

Tel: 021 464 7600

The address for the King Williamstown Deeds Office is:

5601, 113 Alexandra Rd, King William's Town, 5601

Tel: 043 642 2741

You will need to have the following information ready:

  • The full names and/or identity number of the owner of property, or at least her date of birth.

  • The correct erf number and township or farm name and number, not the street address.

At the Deeds office you will be helped at the information desk to fill out the prescribed form and the procedure will be explained. You will need to pay the required fee for a data search at the cashier’s office, which will be about R14.00 and then take the receipt back to the information desk. The receipt number will be allocated to your copy of the title deeds. It could take from 30 minutes to 60 minutes for the search.

You can also do an Online search for title deeds via DeedsWeb, which is the National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform's official site for the supply of deeds registration information.

Answered on Aug. 26, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

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