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 24 – 2015

Scheme’s trustees replaced: substance over form

Body Corporate of the Falcons v Rademan and Others (A637/2013, 16173/2012) [2015] ZAGPPHC 459 (14 July 2015)

This is another judgment illustrating the frequency of disputes regarding trustees’ management of sectional title schemes. The issue here dealt with the removal of trustees by the body corporate members at a meeting convened for this purpose. The court dismissed arguments by the former trustees that their removals were invalid because the meeting agenda did not specifically notify them that this was on the cards. The substance of the agenda was adequate notification, and compliant with Management Rule 13, that such steps were anticipated.

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Proper enquiry of leasehold rights claim vital

Ntshalintshali and Others v Sekano and Others (2014/31317) [2015] ZAGPJHC 123 (12 June 2015)

This judgment is one of a few that deals with and provides insight into the application of the Conversion of Certain Rights into Leasehold or Ownership Act. The Act provides for the conversion of certain rights of occupation to leasehold or full ownership, which process requires a proper investigation of all claims in respect of a piece of land. Where such investigation is not properly performed, the granting of leasehold rights as well as the transfer thereof in the deeds office, can be reversed, as this judgment shows.

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