Maryna holds the BA, LLB, LLM degrees and is a Director at the Cape Town offices of STBB. She is an admitted Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer with many years of experience in the field of property law and conveyancing. She is also the firm's Marketing Director and attends to external publications for the firm as well as conducts ongoing training for estate agent and bankers training and is a regular seminar presenter for attorneys and property practitioners.

Property Law Update | Issue 08 – 2016

RE-ALLOCATING MUNICIPAL ACCOUNT PAYMENTS

PA Pearson (Pty) Ltd v Ethekwini Municipality and Others (13270/2012) [2015] ZAKZDHC 93 (2 December 2015)

Where A opens an account at the municipality for services at two premises from where it conducts its operations, each property leased from a different owner, may the local authority re-allocate payments made by A for electricity and utilities supplied at the one property to the account of the other property?

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The Judgment
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MANAGING LAPSED BUILDING TIME FRAME CONDITIONS CAN BE TRICKY

Mushwana and Another v Bondev Midrand (Pty) Ltd and Others (1415/14) [2016] ZAGPPHC 43 (3 February 2016)

Buying in a development often includes being bound by time frames within which to complete building work. It can become tricky to manage the process, especially once the title deed condition requiring completion within a certain period lapsed by effluxion of time. In the present matter, the developer argued that due to an agreement entered into with a subsequent purchaser, the lapsed title deed condition revived. Can this be?

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The Judgment
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