What we do - Co Habitation Agreements - R1200 all inc.
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Cohabitation Agreements for Spousal Visa Purposes

Attested to and drafted by a Notary Public in South Africa. The notarial contract pertaining to a spousal relationship referred to in section 1(1)(xxxvi) of the Act is a requirement to be concluded allow it to legally sanction a permanent conjugal relationship, within the Republic, other than a marriage or a customary union concluded under the laws of the Republic.

The notarial Co-Habitation contract is a formal agreement entered into by a South African citizen/permanent resident and a foreign partner. The agreement setting out the details of the parties rights and privileges in terms of their relationship is drafted, and notarised by a South African notary. The parties must also appear and sign the agreement in the presence of the Notary Public. The Notary then issues a notarial certification relating to the above. The contract is signed originally in duplicate and the second original contract is placed in the Protocol of the Notary ans a protocol number is allocated.

Get Started - Notarised Cohabitation

Louwrens Koen Attorneys offers a comprehensive co-habitation contract service, which service, inter alia includes:

  • Drafting and finalising the contract in conjunction with the parties;
  • Explaining their rights and responsibilities as well as the legal consequences of entering into the contract;
  • Attesting signature of the agreement;
  • Notarial true copies of the id/passports of the parties;
  • Notarially binding and allocating Protocol number.

The cost of drafting and consultation to signature before notary costs R1200.00.

Apply Online - Cohabitation

Click Here to complete online application form. We will draft pro form contract and will make arrangements for signature before Notary Public.

Download PDF Application

Click Here to download PDF application form. Complete the form and e-mail or fax it to us. We will draft pro forma contract and make arrangements for signature before Notary Public.

E-Mail Us

Send us an E-Mail request to get started. Onve we have received the necessary information we will draft pro forma contract and will make arrangements for signature before our Notary Public.

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Call Us

Call us on Tel:0870010733 or pop in to our offices at Office 4, Second Floor, Northern Pavilion, 416 Kirkness Street, Arcadia, Pretoria to get started.

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Living together - Buying Property - Beware!

Parties living together should think carefully before buying property together. It is advisable that they agree beforehand what should happen when the relationship does not work out e.g:
Who will live in the property? . What will happen to income derived from the property? Sale or lease of the property? Division of profit or loss.

The position becomes especially difficult where the property is only registered in one of party's name. The other party will contribute to the expenses of the property but will derive no benefit from the property if the relationship dissolves. Contrary to popular opinion there is no such thing as a "common law marriage" and an Universal Partnership is extremely difficult and costly to prove. We advise that in the event couples decide to buy property together they enter into a cohabitation agreement setting out the terms and conditions should the relationship dissolve. Contact Us for further information.



Costs for Notarised Cohabitation Agreement

Our all inclusive fees and costs :

Drafting of Cohabitation Contract 



Signature and consultation before

Notary Public


Tending to Notarisation and binding






About Louwrens Koen Attorneys

About Us

Louwrens Koen Attorneys, Conveyancers and Notaries is a dynamic lawfirm, which believes that all clients must enjoy quality and cost effective service through the use of electronic media technology. We have a modern outlook on life and have modern solutions for today's problems and needs without compromising on traditional values.

Louwrens Koen was admitted as an Attorney in 1995 after completing his Blc LLb degrees from the University of Pretoria. He is also an admitted Conveyancer, Notary Public and University Guest Lecturer.

Louwrens Koen was admitted as an Attorney in 1995 after completing his Blc LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria. He is also an admitted Conveyancer and Notary Public. He is a guest lecturer on notarial practice, conveyancing and antenuptial contracts for the last 8 years. The firm runs a very active notarial practice, which includes, the registration of hundreds of antenuptial and cohabitation contracts every year.

We pride ourselves on being approachable and passionate about our work and the fact that we are very approachable.