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 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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