Tshwane beneficiaries of government-subsidised houses (RDPs) are urged to collect their title deeds.
The Human Settlement Department issues title deeds to beneficiaries on an ongoing basis. Over the years, a backlog of title deeds that have not been collected by beneficiaries has developed.
Currently, there are 9 066 uncollected title deeds that must be collected.
Residents of subsidised houses in Ga-Rankuwa, Mabopane, Winterveld, Soshanguve, Temba, Stinkwater, Hammanskraal, Kudube, Atteridgeville, Lotus Gardens, Elandspoort, Olievenhoutbosch, Laudium, Refilwe, Mamelodi, Nellmapius, Eersterust, Rethabiseng and Zithobeni are requested to visit their nearest regional office to claim their title deeds.
|HUMAN SETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT REGIONAL OFFICES|||||||
|REGION||TOWNSHIP||PHYSICAL ADDRESS||CONTACT NUMBERS|
|REGION 1||Mabopane||1653 Peter Mogano Street, Revenue Services Building, Mabopane X||012 358 0787/ 2371/4224|
| ||Soshanguve ||2275 Cnr Tlhatlhagane and Commissioner Street, Municipality Building Offices 11-21, Soshanguve||012 358 9737/ 2371/4224|
| ||Ga-Rankuwa ||9111 Setlalentoa Street, Zone 5, Ga-Rankuwa Admin Unit Building||012 358 9737/ 2371/4224|
| ||Akasia||16 Dale Street, Karenpark, Customer Care Building, Office B1-15 and B1-21||012 358 9737/ 2371/4224|
|REGION 2||Hammanskraal/Temba||4424 Unit 2, Molefe Makinta Street, Temba/Hammanskraal||012 358 9860/ 0374/4023/8774|
|Corner Komane and Mngadi Street, Mini-Munitoria, Atteridgeville||012 358 4315/ 8497/1124/7907|
|Block L Building, Crystal Park One Office Complex, 249 Basden Avenue, Lyttelton, Centurion||012 358 3888/ 1490/1652|
|REGION 5||Refilwe||2646 Rumo Drive, Refilwe||012 358 7029|
|19684 Cnr Ledwaba and Mkhubela Street, Mini Munitoria Offices C24, C28 and C33 ||012 358 5546/ 4780/ 4229|
|REGION 7||Rethabiseng||Muniforum 1 Building, 2nd Floor, Cnr Market and General Louis Botha Street ||012 358 6889/ 5891/6548|
A title deed gives a homeowner the security of tenure and confidence over their property. Your house is not your house until you have a title deed.
1. What is a title deed?
It is an official and legal document that proves that you are the rightful owner of a stand (house).
2. Why must I have a title deed?
This is the document that proves that a house or a stand is yours. It will be needed when you sell your house, apply for a loan to renovate or upgrade your house or even submit housing plans if you are planning to extend your house. This document should be kept in a safe place. Should this document be lost or misplaced, you will pay for a replacement.
3. How can I find out if there is an uncollected title deed registered in my name?
You may visit a housing office nearest to you. The list and addresses of the offices are listed above.
4. Who should collect a title deed?
The person who has been allocated a house with their name appearing on the title deed. Only a registered person/owner of a house or stand can collect a title deed.
5. What do I need to have to collect a title deed?
The registered person should take their green bar-coded identity book/card along when visiting a housing office.
6. The house was given to my father/mother/aunt/sister, etc who is now deceased. What will happen now?
The first thing is to ensure that someone should be appointed to be the heir and/or executor of the will of the deceased.
The heir/executor will then submit a letter of appointment issued by the Magistrates' office/Master of the High Court to the same office.
The heir/executor must also have their identity book/card and the death certificate of the deceased with them.
7. No one has been appointed as the heir and/or executor, what do I do?
The family member(s) of the deceased must visit one of the housing offices. They will be given a letter to take to the Master of the High Court. This letter will request the Master's office to appoint an executor/executrix for them.
They will then submit the appointment letter along with the deceased's death certificate and the executor's identity book/card to collect the title deed.
8. I have all the documents needed to collect a title deed, so where do I go to collect it?
Visit the housing office in the area where your house/stand is located to collect your title deed. See the list above for the physical address of your closest office.
9. I want to call and ask first before I go there, who do I call?
Call the housing office in the area where your house/stand is located.