Hi my name is Siya, I'm currently in a p...

Asked by Vill on 11-11-2021 16:01:34
Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Gauteng

Hi my name is Siya, I'm currently in a process of buying a house in Soweto but I suspect that the company that is selling the house is scamming me. I'm buying the house from a company known as Soweto Home Buyers which is a company that buys houses, renovate them and sell. The reason I suspect that I'm being scammed it's because they requested me to pay the transfer and bost costs to them and they will later pay those transfer and bond cost for me. This is because the sellers (Soweto Home Buyers)and I agreed on the offer to purchase that.

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 15-11-2021 21:26:51

Hi there,

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No! You must NOT pay the transfer and bond costs directly to the company. Definitely NOT. You need to pay those costs to a duly appointed conveyancing attorney who you have confirmed are admitted attorneys!

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