What is a Notary Public?
A Notary Public, also referred to as a Notary, is an admitted attorney who has acquired additional expertise and written a notarial practice admission exam. As a result, they have been given statutory and common law powers to prepare and attest certain specialized legal documents, administer oaths and perform other administrative functions on a national and international level.
What do Notaries do?
In terms of our law, certain documents are required to be drawn up and attested to by a notary, for example: antenuptial contracts, cession of leases and subleases, as well as cancellations and releases of long-term leases and notarial bonds (general and special).
In addition, Notaries are required to draw up servitudes, deeds to extend sectional schemes and real right of exclusive use areas etc.
Our Notarial services include:
- Drafting and registration of Antenuptial Agreements
- Notarial Bonds
- Drafting a Power of Attorney (General and Special Power of Attorney)
- Long- and short-term lease agreements
- Apostille certificates
- The authentication of South African Documents for use abroad
- The authentication of foreign documents for use in South Africa