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So you are planning to buy a new home? What, you may well ask, is
involved in the apparently
Necessary Documentation for Loan Applications
Quite a number of supplementary documents are required
to back up your application. A copy of the front page of your identity
document will be requested so that the bank can be sure it has your
personal details correct. If you are married a copy of your marriage
Various Additional Requirements
Special cases require special treatment. If you plan to register a Close Corporation or Family Trust and want your loan granted in its name you will have to get these registered first and as soon as possible. Both can be done at a reasonable cost through your conveyancer and can be registered within two weeks. Once again you need not do all the running around your representatives (conveyancer, estate agent or loan consultant) will assist you to get the necessary documentation sorted out. It is important to know that your bank will not grant your loan in such cases unless it first has a copy of your registered Founding Statement (for a CC) or Letter of Authority (for a Trust). If you have to sign as surety for your CC or Trust (which your bank will most certainly require), or if some other suretyship is required, the surety document will be drawn by the bank’s conveyancer who will get you to sign it with your bond documents. If you work for a Government Department or company from which the bank requires collateral security, you will have to personally arrange this yourself.
Signing your Bond Documents
Once your loan has been approved your bank will instruct its conveyancers to draw the necessary bond documents for registration. Very often it will be the same attorneys who are
doing the transfer. Virtually all the required documentation will be signed when you visit their offices. Only one appointment should be sufficient to get everything signed provided you are informed of your bond registration costs when the appointment is made. You should ask for a copy of the statement of the attorneys charges to be faxed to you so that you can know in advance what specific costs are due. You should also make sure you pay the costs when you call, otherwise any delay in paying is likely to protract the transfer and you will have the conveyancer, estate agent and seller constantly on your back.
If it is extremely inconvenient for you to call and sign during office hours the bank’s attorneys may be willing to make alternative arrangements. Some conveyancers (property lawyers who are specially qualified attorneys) will be prepared to see you on a Saturday morning and, if they are really client conscious, may even be willing to see you at home in the evening. You will be required to sign a Power of Attorney with the bond document attached, a Debit Order to secure your monthly repayments (a mandatory requirement by most banks these days), authority to pay forms which will authorize the bank to disburse the amount of the loan (usually to the Seller’s bank to clear his existing loan with the balance going to the transfer attorneys), the bank’s standard mortgage loan agreement, any specific conditions of loan it may have as well as any other required documents such as insurance applications and suretyships.
The various documents that are full of terms and conditions may appear imposing and threatening but actually they are standard forms used by all banks throughout South Africa and, as long as youpay your monthly loan instalments each month, you will have nothing to fear. With Sectional Title bonds a special insurance certificate from the body corporate of the complex will be required (or its managing agents) confirming your unit is properly insured. Your conveyancer will normally be able to arrange this for you directly. Although there is much to be done before a new home loan can be registered most of the procedures will be resolved either by your bank’s loan staff, its attorneys, or your estate agent. Provided you cooperate the system should flow freely and fairly simply to registration and you will soon be the proud owner of your new home.
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