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 | Caravan Homes on Agricultural land: Important prerequisites

Leppan N.O and Others v King (2471/2020) [2021] ZAECGHC 67 (20 July 2021)

Many people feel a little envious of others’ semi-permanent caravan homes, situated on a far-off piece of farmland away from city life, in respect of which they have somehow managed to secure a long term entitlement to use. These agreements risk a declaration of invalidity, if there is no consent from the Minister. This is because of the provisions of the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act which stretch beyond subdivision and apply to almost any grant of use of a portion of such land. The judgment illustrates the consequences of an agreement to use such a portion.

Summary of the Judgment
The Judgment

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