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 42 – 2016

HISTORIC DEBT LIABILITY: RELIEF

Jordaan v City of Tshwane Municipality (74195/2013) [2016] ZAGPPHC
(7 November 2016)

The Municipal Systems Act provides that outstanding debt remains a charge against the land, even after it changes hands. This could have the effect of making a new owner pay for debts the previous owner incurred. The constitutionality of this provision was finally challenged in this matter and the outcome provides relief to property purchasers.

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The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment

 

BUYING NOW WITH OBLIGATION TO BUILD SOON – CONSEQUENCES OF NON-COMPLIANCE

Bondev Midrand (Pty) Limited v Ndlangamandla NO and Others (38331/2015) [2016] ZAGPPHC 939
(11 November 2016)

Often in new developments, developers include a condition in the sale agreement and the property’s title deed that the purchaser has to erect a building within a certain period. In this instance, the developer reserved the right to claim retransfer of the property if a home was not erected within the stipulated period. Is this enforceable?

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The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment

 

STBB’S STSMA REFERENCE GUIDE

In this, the third set of notes for your Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act Reference Guide, the details of section 4 of the Act are provided. It generally deals with the powers of bodies corporate.

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Section 4 of the Act – Powers of Body Corporate
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