Refqah specialises in all aspects of property law. Refqah joined STBB when merging Refqah Fataar Attorneys with STBB in 2008, after 10 years of private practise. Whilst most of her work is in Conveyancing, she also attends to due diligence investigations, deceased estates, Islamic will and non-Islamic wills. She is a trustee of the Women’s Property Network (WPN) Educational Trust and former chairperson of the SAPOA Western Cape Council.

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