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 32 – 2015

HOA CREATES FALSE IMPRESSION THAT BUILDER MUST ACCREDIT

Emfuleni Golf Estate (Pty) Ltd v Vinbosch Construction CC (49544/14) [2015] ZAGPPHC 610 (25 August 2015)

Affairs of developers and homeowners’ associations are often closely synchronized and can, for example, lead to a homeowners’ association employee advising a builder that accreditation is required in terms of the association’s constitution, whilst it is in fact a demand of the developer. The court in this matter had to decide, in such a scenario, if the builder can escape liability under the accreditation agreement by arguing that he was falsely induced to conclude it.

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JAIL TERM FOR IGNORING INTERDICT TO STOP HARASSING SCHEME’S TRUSTEES

Body Corporate of El Sol v De Waal (69611/2014) [2015] ZAGPPHC 614 (28 August 2015)

Living in close proximity to each other as sectional title schemes generally provide for, presents its own unique challenges. Confrontations between owners and the trustees of the body corporate are not uncommon. Courts can be approached for relief and where an owner makes himself guilty of acrimonious and disruptive behavior, a cost order and jail term can be the next step.

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