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).

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.

The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment

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