If the property was jointly owned with a surviving proprietor, then ownership of the property can be transferred to the surviving owner by means of a survivorship application. A death certificate of the deceased proprietor will be required.
If the property was jointly owned with more than one other surviving proprietor, then ownership of the property can be similarly transferred with a survivorship application to the joint proprietorship of the surviving owners.
If the property was solely owned by the deceased proprietor, then the executor(s) or administrator(s) of the deceased person’s estate must first have the property transmitted to their ownership as the legal personal representative(s) of the deceased person. The executor(s) or administrator(s) can then deal with the land, i.e. either sell it or transfer it to a beneficiary designated in the deceased person’s will. For a transmission application, the executors need to produce their probate certificate. A copy of the will is required for a subsequent transfer to a designated beneficiary.