After 10 years of successful private practice, Refqah merged her firm with STBB in 2008. Based at STBB's Claremont branch, Refqah specialises in all aspects of property law, administration of deceased estates, estate planning, wills and Islamic wills. These areas of expertise have led Refqah to be appointed as the national head of STBB's Estates, Wills and Trusts department. She is a trustee of the Women’s Property Network (WPN) Educational Trust and former chairperson of the SAPOA Western Cape Council. Refqah is married to design architect Imraan Ho-Yee. They live in the southern suburbs with their two sons and Imraan's older son and daughter.

From the desk of Refqah | Second Dwelling on a Property

Effective 1 July 2016, in terms of the City of Cape Town Municipal Planning By-law, 2015 (as amended), all properties which fall within the City of Cape Town Municipality and which are zoned SINGLE RESIDENTIAL 1 (SR1), have an additional use right to erect a second dwelling on such property (within applicable building regulations).

Should your SR1-zoned property have a restrictive title deed condition prohibiting more than one dwelling, an electronic application first has to be made to the Municipality to have such condition removed.
Regards,
STBB Director Refqah Ho-Yee
Tel 021 673-4700 / 082 782 7771
Email refqahf@stbb.co.za

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