Estate Planning & Administration

Accepting the inevitability of death is difficult to bear. Allow us to assist you in carrying out your last wishes by planning and administering your estate.

About Us

Karin Hanekom Attorneys is a dynamic firm of attorneys, conveyancers and notaries with combined experience between the professionals exceeding 35 years.

Our mission statement and the team's challenge is to offer professional and excellent quality legal service to our clients.

Some of Our Expert Legal Services

All Property Related Services, including

● Drafting of Agreements of Sale
● Drafting of Lease Agreements
● Property transfers and bonds
● Sub-division / consolidation of land
● Sectional Title Developments
● Registration of servitudes


Notarial Services, including

● Ante-nuptial agreements
● Personal and praedial servitudes



Commercial Work, including

● Agreements of sale for any business / franchise
● General agreements
● Commercial agreements


Estates, Wills & Trusts

● Drafting of Wills
● Administration of deceased estates
● Registration of Business / Family Trusts

New Property Developments

We have established ourselves as legal advisors and consultants to a range of property developers to advise and facilitate any new property development.

Our Very Competent Team

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Personal Servitudes of Usufruct, Habitation and Usus Explained

A personal servitude (which constitutes the right to use and enjoy another person’s property) over immovable property may be created in a will, by agreement between two parties (bilaterally) or by a transferor in favour of him or herself (unilaterally) in the Power of Attorney to pass transfer. Personal servitudes may be for a fixed […]

House or Property - "Voetstoots" Clause


Contracts for the sale of residential properties in South Africa usually contain what is commonly known as a “Voetstoots clause”. This implies that a Purchaser purchases a property “as it is”. The Seller’s liability is excluded in respect of all defects in the property of which he or she was genuinely ignorant up to and at the time […]

Immovable Property and the Minor Child

As parents we all wish to give our children the best start in life and, where possible a solid start towards financial independence. From an investment point of view, this may entail purchasing immovable property in the name of a minor. There are no legal impediments to registering property in the name of a minor. […]

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