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).

Property Law Update | Issue 23 – 2016


Macakati v Larry and Others (6776/2016) [2016] ZAWCHC 73 (15 June 2016)

In this matter the property purchaser was late in making payment of costs and the balance purchase price and, even after demand to pay within seven days – failing which the agreement would be cancelled, he only made the payment a few days after the stipulated period. Thereafter, without however sending a formal letter of cancellation, the seller sold the property to a third party. Would the purchaser’s claim for transfer succeed in the circumstances?

The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment



Herr v Innomet (Pty) Ltd Limited (394/2015) [2016] ZASCA 82 (31 May 2016)

With large scale renovation looming for a Clifton sectional title unit, would the tenant in the unit just above have grounds to terminate the lease because his use and enjoyment of the unit for the remainder of the lease period was disrupted? This is the scenario that was presented to the Supreme Court of Appeal for adjudication in this matter. The judgment is an interesting read and illustrates the duties of a landlord in such cases.

The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment

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