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 16 – 2019

ON BUILDING INDUSTRY BARGAINING COUNCIL OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

This judgment concerns a dispute about the sale of a state-subsidised property in contravention of a title condition that prohibited the alienation of the property to a third party before the expiry of 8 years. Here the current owner first ‘sold’ and then leased the property to the purchaser and received ‘rental’ in lieu of a ‘purchase price’. Was it the intention of the legislature in the Housing Act of 1997 that such an agreement is void? The Judgment can be viewed here.

The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment

FAR REACHING CHANGES: HOUSING CONSUMER PROTECTION BILL 2019

The period for written submissions in respect of this Bill has recently passed and, due to the substantial changes the draft legislation aims to introduce, the legislative committee will have a lot of feedback to consider. A summary of the substantial changes introduced follows in the link below. The draft Bill can be viewed here.

Draft Bill
Summary