Sale of Property Directly from Deceased Estates to Third Parties

Sale of Property Directly from Deceased Estates to Third Parties

knowledge is powerKnowledge is Power they say and how true it is for the Estate Agent that wants to be considered more than someone that just sells houses. We are fortunate as Estate Agents or rather Property Practitioners as we are now called, that we can now seamlessly share our knowledge and the industry updates we receive with our respective communities. Helping our neighbours to empower themselves and guiding them safely through their Real Estate experiences is certainly better than them feeling left in the dark? I think we have all had our fair share of loadshedding of late…

Here is a really nice bite sized tip from local Attorneys Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes regarding selling property from a deceased estate. If you have a Deceased Estate’s related query then contact June Teron from STBB on 021 673 4700 or email her on

STBB Thought of The Week: Family members/heirs of a deceased person often erroneously sign an Offer to Purchase on behalf of the late property owner only to find that they had no authority to do so and that the agreement is therefore invalid.

When a property is sold directly from the deceased’s estate to a third party, it is the duty of the estate agents, heirs or family members negotiating the sale to obtain a copy of the deceased’s last will and testament to determine who has been nominated to act as Executor of the deceased’s estate.

Once the Executor(s) has been identified, Letters of Executorship appointing such Executor must be issued by the Master of the High Court and only an Executor who has been so appointed may accept and sign an Offer to Purchase on behalf of the deceased estate, thereby making such agreement lawful and binding on the deceased estate.

Happy Youth Day

Happy Youth Day

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The Glencairn blog and Chas Everitt wish you a Happy Youth Day.

16 June is a public holiday in South Africa. It commemorates the Soweto Riots of 1976 that began after a government edict declared that all instruction in black schools would be in Afrikaans.

Youth Day reminds South Africans of the importance of its youth, and bring the message that the country never wants to see those days again.

15 Thought-Provoking Quotes about Youth

  1. The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  2. There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. ~Jacqueline Kennedy
  3. When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young. ~Maya Angelou
  4. When you’re young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time up in your hands, tossing it away. You’re your own speeding car. You think you can get rid of things, and people too—leave them behind. You don’t yet know about the habit they have, of coming back. ~Margaret Atwood
  5. Youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief. ~Nicholas Sparks
  6. Everyone believes in his youth that the world really began with him, and that all merely exist for his sake. ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  7. To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable. ~Oscar Wilde
  8. The youth do not see the old. They are not programmed to see the old, who are cancelled, negated, wiped out. ~Doris Lessing
  9. The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age, payable with interest, about thirty years after date. ~Charles Caleb Colton
  10. It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched. ~ W Somerset Maugham
  11. It was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they’d have no heart to start at all. ~Cormac McCarthy
  12. Yes, of course we were pretentious — what else is youth for? ~Julian Barnes
  13. It must be wonderful to be seventeen, and to know everything. ~Arthur C. Clarke
  14. I’m not young enough to know everything. ~JM Barrie
  15. What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. ~Kurt Vonnegut

Whale of a Time

Whale of a Time

Local residents were treated to a rare sight this past week of a young Humpback Whale feeding along the coastline between Sunny cove and Glencairn. The Whale has been a regular visitor to our waters each day after 5pm and can be seen breaching and lunge-feeding through the calm False Bay waters metres from the shore. The frolicking whale has been quite an attraction with dozens of motorists and passers by stopping to get a closer look and watch the whale enjoying an early dinner.

One of the larger species of Whales these mammals can range in length between 12m to 16m and weigh up to 36000 kilograms. The humpback has a distinctive body shape with unusual pectoral fins and a knobbly head. They are well known for their marine acrobatics with regular breaching and slapping of the water with its tail and pectorals.

Residents and regular visitors to the False Bay coastline will attest to the excellent viewings of the more common Southern Right Whales between St James and Simonstown during the winter months in the Cape.

Be sure to share your sightings and stories with us as whale watching season begins.