Daniel is an Attorney and Conveyancer practicing at our Helderberg branch. He attended Stellenbosch University where he studied BA International Studies and LLB. In 2012 he completed his Law degree in the Netherlands at the University of Amsterdam. Daniel also studied in Germany at Humboldt University of Berlin and was selected to participate in the annual conference on International Law hosted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. In 2013 he enrolled at the University of Cape Town to attend the School for Legal Practice. Daniel joined STBB in 2014 and was appointed as an associate in 2015. He is part of our team that attends to the opening and extension of large sectional title schemes and practices in all areas of property law and conveyancing, including retail and development transfers, drafting of contracts, servitudes, subdivisions and consolidations. Daniel also provides training to estate agencies and banks.

Thought of the Week | Inviting the ombudsman into the sectional title arena

In response to the increase in consumer issues arising from sectional title tenure and living, the Department of Human Settlements has put in place new legislation in the form of a community schemes ombud service.

The office of the ombudsman will resolve disputes arising in any community scheme through mediation/conciliation or adjudication.

The Act was promulgated in 2011 and is expected shortly to become operational. Nonetheless, the ombudsman’s office has already received hundreds of matters through its website. Even though they can provide complainants with advice, a dispute cannot yet be adjudicated at this stage.

A complaint can be lodged on the body’s website at csos.org.za in writing, after which the ombudsman will examine the claim to establish whether it has any merit.

For advice and/or mediation on sectional title issues, contact the professionals at STBB