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 04 – 2022


Wingate Body Corporate v Pamba and Another (33185/2021) [2022] ZAGPPHC 46 (21 January 2022)

The Community Schemes Ombud Service provides for a dispute resolution mechanism in community schemes. In establishing this service, the legislature had intended that it becomes the primary forum for the adjudication and resolution of disputes that fall within the wide ambit of the Ombud’s jurisdiction. When there is a dispute between the management and a resident, the choice to go to court “just because you can” rather than to the Ombud, might cost you. The judgment below is a case in point.

The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment


Huma v Kruger N.O. and Others (39164/2020) [2022] ZAGPJHC 70 (16 February 2022)

Often, whether between ex-spouses, family members or business partners, persons make deals regarding their property outside of the usual framework where an estate agent or attorney is involved. They are then not advised of the requirement that the transaction must be recorded in a written agreement, and signed, to be valid. The judgment discussed here is just such a scenario where ex-spouses (apparently) agreed orally on a “hand-over” of the home, the receiving ex-spouse also taking over the bond repayments. When one passes away, can the other claim that he is the owner of the home?

The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment

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