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 06 – 2016

NOT A TRIFLE TO WALK AWAY FROM A SALE

Myburgh v Equestrian Valley (Pty) Ltd (15986/2012) [2016] ZAWCHC 6 (4 February 2016)

A purchaser, disenchanted with the rate of completion of extras in the equestrian estate in which he invested, sought to cancel the agreement as a result. The court was asked to determine, almost six years after signing the sale agreement, whether he could do so when no date was stipulated by when the extras in the development should be completed.

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The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment

 

THORNY HOA SPEEDING RULES AND DEACTIVATED ACCESS DISCS

Singh and Another v Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate and Others (3962/2014, 1118/2014, 4375/2014) [2016] ZAKZDHC 2 (4 February 2016)

This matter deals with objections raised in respect of some restrictive rules contained in the homeowners’ association’s governing documents. As often is the case, the court is tasked with defusing the tension, assessing what an owner thinks is unfair and what the governing board’s assumed reasonable rules are. The judgment also deals with the tricky issue of deactivating access discs as a consequence of non-payment of penalties.

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The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment

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