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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Founded as a proud service to South Africa


A team you can trust to deliver on its promise

“It’s how you finish”

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

Friendly & proficient

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


Thank you for the wonderful job you did for us.
 I could bother you every time I needed to ask a question and you were very patient, polite and helpful. The world would be a very beautiful place if all people were to care for one another in this way.
Verskriklik baie dankie vir al julle moeite 
Ons waardeer regtig dat julle so spoedig gereageer het. Dit is lekker om te weet daar is nog mense wat 'n werk trots het.
I really appreciate the patience and genuine friendliness of your staff. 
These things can be confusing for us so I really appreciate these qualities.
Verskriklik baie dankie aan Maryke vir al jou moeite

Ons waardeer regtig dat jy so spoedig gereageer het. Dit is lekker om to weet daar is nog mense wat ‘n werk trots het.

Tenacious effort

You need a medal to keep track of this. Well done on your tenacity.

Ons  waardeer  dit opreg

Baie dankie  vir julle goeie diens en vriendelike hulp tydens die  verkoop van my eindom.

Great service

You were very helpful and kept us updated all the time. We appreciate the great service.

Perfek  so

Dankie vir wat jy, Bert en Sonja reeds vermag het. Word waardeer.

Vriendelike  ondersteuning

Graag bedank ek u vir die professionele, ondersteunende en vriendelike wyse waarop u Firma die betrokke transaksie hanteer en afgehandel het.

Title deed

Thank you for having made it easy for us to get my mom’s title deed.

Wow, wow, wow! You rock

Wow, I expected late this week, but wow! Many, many, many thanks for everything.

Bert Smith Attorneys are the best!

I would love to give the Bert Smith team a big hug, especially Maryke Hattingh, for the good service and making it so easy for me. All went well and I received my money.

Provided Helpful Advice
Thank you to Mr Mamabolo for his excellent presentation. He provided helpful advice and explained things with great patience. He has a caring approach and is a true professional. Keep up the good work your company is offering.
Thanks so much for the effort from yourself and the team
Everything has gone smoothly and I'm happy with the service I received. I hope I'll be doing business with you again in the future!

“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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