At Bowman Gilfillan, we understand and appreciate the value of real estate. Our real estate lawyers are experts in the field of property law, and go out of their way to provide a proficient and expeditious service, which ultimately promotes sound and enduring relationships between us and our clients. In light of this we would like to introduce you to our newest team member Insaaf Davids. Scroll down to view her profile


Purchasing property in South Africa
by Ronel Straughan

Visitors to South Africa may find a property they wish to make their new or second home, or to buy property for rental or investment purposes. Bowman Gilfillan has the expertise to assist... more

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Let the Buyer beware
by Malcolm Black

So you have decided that it is time to venture into the property market. You have read the practical literature distributed by estate agents and attorneys and know that you need to do the following... more

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Profile: Insaaf Davids

Insaaf holds a LLB degree from the University of South Africa and a National Diploma in Deeds Registration (Cum Laude) from Technikon SA. She has also completed a post graduate diploma... more

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Municipality property rates
by Ronel Straughan

Property owners in the City of Cape Town are alerted to a revaluation of all properties for rates purposes... more

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Should you wish to contact any of our experts please call +27 11 669 9000 for our Sandton office and +27 21 480 7800 for our Cape Town office


Roger Burman
Bobby Bertrand
Malcolm Black
Selemeng Mokose
Paul Stelling
Ronel Straughan

New Team Member

Insaaf Davids
(See profile)

Our services include

  • Acquisition and development of residential and commercial property
  • Administration and registration of mortgage bonds in respect of corporate housing schemes
  • Advice on and drafting of commercial and residential leases
  • Advice on and implementation of deceased and insolvent estate property transactions
  • Building and construction contracts
  • Commercial property re-organisation
  • Establishment of golf course and recreational developments
  • Financial structuring of property transactions
  • Management of developed properties
  • Negotiation and drafting of property sale and acquisition and sale agreements
  • Planning and development of sectional title schemes and retirement villages
  • Planning and structuring of share block and time-share schemes
  • Preparation and registration of notarial servitudes
  • Project management
  • Property sub-divisions and consolidations
  • Property syndications
  • Registration of mortgage, surety and collateral bonds
  • Registration of notarial bonds
  • Registration of transfer of residential, sectional title, commercial, industrial, agricultural and hospitality properties
  • The establishment and registration of townships