Muhammad joined Hofmeyr Herbstein and Gihwala (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) as an Associate in 2006 and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2008. He became a Director in April 2010 and in 2020 he was appointed National Practice Head for the Real Estate practice.

  • Highly experienced in opening sectional title registers, sectional title property transfers and matters related to extensions of sectional schemes.
  • Specialist in commercial property finance and commercial mortgage and notarial bond registrations, including aircraft mortgages and has been involved in financing projects with a value of several billion rand.
  • Has good knowledge and experience relating to complex notarial deeds and notarial leases and has been involved in a number of property due diligences.
  • Major clients include Absa Bank Commercial Property Finance, Nedbank Corporate Finance, Rand Merchant Bank, FNB Commercial Property Finance and Shell South Africa Marketing.
  • Acted for the Vodacom on a property transaction worth almost R1 billion.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021-2022 recommended Muhammad for real estate.


  • LLB, University of Johannesburg
  • Year of admission as an attorney; notary public and conveyancer: 2006
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council
Compliance Certificates – Where, What, When & Why
15 February 2022 Real Estate Law

Compliance Certificates – Where, What, When & Why

CDH Real Estate Law experts conduct a quick conversation answering the often-asked questions about the many compliance certificates required from sellers of immovable property. These include the Electrical Compliance certificates, Electric Fence Compliance certificates, Plumbing Compliance certificates, Gas Compliance certificates, as well as the Entomologist Compliance certificate, better known as a Beetle Compliance certificate. The podcast will unpack when and where the compliance certificates are required, as well as their validity period.

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