Lazy property lawyers vs sleepy civil servants

It’s official: Lawyers aren’t lazy. Deeds Office circular

Deeds office closure

Every year the same question pops up: "When is the Deeds Office (at Pietermaritzburg) closing?"

My normal answer is that the deeds office, being a public office, does not close over the "festive" period but the attorneys become a bit lazy and they close their offices.

But this year I have a problem. My normal reply no longer applies because I learnt today that the Deeds office (at least the one in Pietermaritzburg) does indeed close.

This is the circular received today:

* Sieg Heiriss is head of SK Heiriss Inc Attorneys

Article by: Sieg Heiriss - www.realestateweb.co.za