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).

Newsflash | Landmark Historical Debt Ruling

The Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday this week that new property owners cannot be held liable for historic municipal debts incurred by previous owners. Once ownership is transferred in a Deeds Registry, the local authority cannot demand a new property owner to settle historical debt or suspend municipal services due to outstanding municipal debt. The metropolitan municipalities of Tshwane and Ekurhuleni launched the appeal application to the Constitutional Court when the Pretoria High Court made a similar ruling. This judgment boosts confidence in the property market and reinforces South African property rights as enshrined in our Constitution. The said municipalities and Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Des van Rooyen, were ordered to pay the costs for the appeal application.

For more information on the judgment contact your attorney at STBB.

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