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).

Thought of the Week | Blacklisted due to a judgment? Apply for Rescission

Consumers applying for credit are sometimes denied access to financing due to judgments appearing against their name, often without their knowledge.

Relief can be obtained in applying for a rescission of that judgment in the event that the consumer has settled the debt to which the judgment relates. Alternatively, if the judgment was erroneously noted against a consumer’s name or if it was granted in the consumer’s absence and the consumer has a defence to the claim, it may be possible to rescind that judgment and defend the matter.

Remember, you are entitled to at least one free credit report a year and it is a good idea to visit the webpages of a known credit bureau and ask for a copy of the details they hold relating to you.

For assistance or more advice, contact our professionals at STBB.

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