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Real estate

Intricate transactions are our forte.

We are especially known for our extensive knowledge and vast experience relating to all aspects of property, town planning and developments, including industrial, commercial, high-rise residential, mixed-use and hotels, as well as the negotiation and registration of the financing and securities required for such developments.
Our expertise covers all facets of mortgage and notarial bond transactions, including the drafting and registration of complex mortgage bonds for commercial and development finance purposes, as well as home loan transactions, and we advise on and prepare debt security documentation, acting for the major South African banks.

Legal 500


"Lawtons Africa is strong in commercial and residential developments, especially in Johannesburg. It advised Propertuity Development on the Craftsman’s Ship development in the Maboneng District, Johannesburg." 


"The team provides ‘excellent value for money’ and knowledge and care for the client. Penny Chenery and Emili Souris are recommended."


Winner of the Property and Construction Team of the Year 2015 award from African Legal Awards for our involvement in the Maboneng District mixed-use development.

Transfer & bond cost calculator

Use the Lexis® Convey Cost Calculator to obtain a quick and easy rough estimate of what the various costs would be when buying a property.




Key contacts

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Penny Chenery

Director & Head of Real Estate



+27 11 286 6900

Practice area:

Real estate

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