How can I tell if my property is older than sixty years?

Owners of properties older than sixty years need a permit from the relevant Provincial Heritage Resources Authority (PHRA) before they can alter or demolish any structures. The most common way to find out the age of a property is to go to your nearest municipal plans archive to find the original building plans which will be dated.

If you are in Johannesburg you can submit a heritage status request and we will ascertain the age of the property for you. If you are outside Johannesburg you can engage a professional to assist. Click here to search.