Maryna holds the BA, LLB, LLM degrees and is a Director at the Cape Town branch of STBB. She is an admitted Attorney, Notary Public, Conveyancer and Insolvency Practitioner with many years of experience in the fields of property law, conveyancing and the laws relating to corporate compliance (especially in respect of the FICA and POPIA laws). Up until 2018 she was also head of the firm’s national marketing portfolio. She is a seasoned public speaker and presenter, both in person and online. She prepares text for the majority of STBB’s internal and external publications and is editor and co-writer for two pivotal publications in the South African real estate industry – the ABC of Conveyancing (JUTA) and Delport’s South African Property Law and Practice (JUTA).

Property Law Update | Issue 15 – 2018

VOETSTOOTS, WARRANTIES, THE SELLER’S RESPONSIBILITIES

Van Rooyen v Brown and Another (A3104/2015) [2018] ZAGPJHC 453 (28 June 2018)

This judgment again illustrates how important it is for the seller of a home to be as candid as possible about patent defects that he knows of, failing which he risks being held liable to the purchaser for damages. Of interest in this judgment too is the consequences of granting a warranty with regards to the condition of fixtures and fittings: Where a fixture becomes defective within a month after the sale, a seller may, in certain circumstances, be held liable.

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The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment

STBB’s STSMA REFERENCE GUIDE

In this, the fifty-seventh set of notes for your STSMA Reference Guide, Prescribed Conduct Rule 5 is discussed.

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Prescribed Conduct Rule 5
(N.B. Print in landscape)

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