Property law specialists in South Africa, leaders in conveyancing and fixed property instalment sales

“At Bert Smith Inc, we answer all your questions on legal problems about buying or selling a house. Talk to us.”

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A team you can trust to deliver on its promise

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We have the legal expertise to get the right outcome for you

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The personal help and advice you need most 

20 years of experience

For more than two decades, Bert Smith Inc. has delivered outstanding property legal services. We handle an extensive client base across South Africa, working with estate agents, developers, individuals and major banks. We specialise in residential and commercial transactions, including township registers, sectional title schemes, registration of servitudes, bond registration, sub-divisions and more.

Signed, sealed and sorted!

This is the excellent service you can expect from Bert Smith Inc. Every transaction proceeds with maximum speed and efficiency because we have diverse expertise and can provide solutions to every challenge. What’s more, we come to you. Our attorneys and conveyancers travel to clients’ premises to ensure their utmost convenience. 

A solution for every problem

Bert Smith Inc. has handled every possible problem you could encounter in buying or selling a property. We believe home ownership is the foundation of prosperity for all, and we are deeply committed to helping all South Africans buy or sell their properties successfully, without legal pitfalls. We offer a personal, affordable and professional service to solve your property problems.    

Fixed property instalment sales

Bert Smith Inc is one of the very few South African law firms that specialises in compliant legal property instalment sales. We enable first time buyers who can’t raise traditional bond finance to purchase the fixed property of their dreams using this innovative legal strategy. We have helped hundreds of people start on the path to property ownership. Read more

“There is always a solution, and it’s usually simpler than you think. Ask us how and we’ll gladly give you some advice on solving your property sale or purchase headaches.”



  • Transfer of fixed property
  • Bond registrations and cancellations
  • General conveyancing
  • Registration of mortgage bonds on half of 4 major banks
  • Registration of personal bonds & sureties
  • Legal specialists in all aspects of property development
  • Subdivision of land
  • Property development facilitation & management
  • Fixed property instalment sale agreements
  • Drafting of agreements of sale
  • Opening of Township Register
  • Servitudes
  • Registration of Sectional Title Register
  • Registration of usufructs, praedial & personal servitudes
  • Notarial securities & agreements
  • Assessing land claim entitlement


Yes you can on condition that the purchase price is not less than the monies owed under the existing bond. There are very few attorneys in South Africa who specialise in setting up secure fixed property instalment sale agreements. At Bert Smith Attorneys, this is our speciality. Contact Us and we will assist you. 

No, as it does not constitute as capital.  

Do you have a legal question about selling or buying your property? Or about a property development project? Contact our team now.

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