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.

City living and acceptable noise: Tricky, but follow the rules

Van der Merwe and Others v Drenched Boxing (Pty) Ltd and Others (19222/2020) [2021] ZAWCHC 93 (5 May 2021)

We have often before reported here on judgments that dealt with the levels of nuisance that property owners should reasonably bear from their neighbours. City living poses its own challenges, as this judgment illustrates. Importantly, it is prudent to remember that it is always necessary to exhaust existing remedies offered by a local authority before approaching a court.

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