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 09 – 2016

EXECUTION SALE MUST ADVISE PURCHASER OF EXACT OUTSTANDING RATES

The Sheriff of Johannesburg North v Yellow Dot Property Investments (2013/26871)[2016] ZAGPPHC (4 March 2016)

In many jurisdictions it is practice that the Conditions of Sale in an execution sale reflect R nil in respect of the estimate of outstanding municipal rates. Then, once the property has successfully been auctioned, the execution creditor’s conveyancers will obtain the figures and will advise the purchaser thereof. The court here questioned whether, in so doing, the Sheriff falls foul of his/her statutory duties.

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The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment

 

ELECTRONIC CONVEYANCING ON THE HORIZON

Deeds Registries Amendment Bill, 2016
(published 10 March 2016)

In order to support government’s land reform programme and otherwise to meet the increased need for electronic service delivery with regards to the deeds registration system, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform published the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill 2016.

The Department seeks input from stakeholders, to be provided before 4 April 2016 at the addresses provided in the attached Memorandum on the objects of the Bill.

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Memorandum on the objects of the Bill