Sectional Titles Act, 1986 (Act No. 95 of 1986)

Part II : Development Schemes, Sectional Plans And Sectional Title Registers

12. Registration of sectional plans and opening of sectional title registers

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(1)When the requirements of this Act and any other relevant law have been complied with, the registrar shall—
(a)register the sectional plan and allot a distinctive number to it;
(b)open a sectional title register in respect of the land and building or buildings thereon in the manner prescribed;
(c)keep by means of a computer or in any other manner or by means of a computer and in any other manner, such registers containing such particulars as are necessary for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this Act or any other law and of maintaining an efficient system of registration calculated to afford security of title and ready reference to any registered deed;
(d)simultaneously with the opening of the sectional title register, issue to the developer in the prescribed form a certificate of registered sectional title in respect of each section and its undivided share in the common property, subject to any mortgage bond registered against the title deed of the land;
(e)issue to the developer, in the prescribed form, a certificate or certificates of real right in respect of any reservation made in terms of section 25(1), subject to any mortgage bond registered against the title deed of the land;

[Paragraph (e) substituted by section 4 of Act No. 11 of 2010]

(f)issue to the developer, in the prescribed form, a certificate or certificates of real right in respect of a right of exclusive use as contemplated in section 27(1), subject to any mortgage bond registered against the title deed of the land; and

[Paragraph (f) substituted by section 4 of Act No. 11 of 2010]

(g)make the necessary endorsements on the title deed, any mortgage bond or other document, or in his records.

 

(2)The registrar shall notify the Surveyor-General and the local authority of the registration of the sectional plan and furnish the local authority with a copy thereof.