Corlene Mostert is a practicing Attorney and Conveyancer based at the Helderberg branch of STBB. Corlene commenced her studies at the University of Stellenbosch where she obtained a BA (LAW) LLB LLM degrees. She obtained her Master's degree in Law while finishing her articles at a law firm in Cape Town and was admitted as an Attorney in 1996. She specialized in constitutional litigation issues, concerning land specifically reform , and then decided it was time for a career change and was admitted as a Conveyancer in 2007. Corlene now specializes in property law and enjoys assisting her clients in making the law, property and conveyancing law in particular, more accessible and understandable.

Thought of the Week | Play Open Cards in a Sale

If A sells her river-fronting property to B, knowing that the existence of water rights is crucial to B for his intended small scale farming operations, and withholds important information regarding water availability, such fraudulent misrepresentation can, depending on the circumstances, mean the end of the agreement or allow B to claim a reduced purchase price.

These were some of the issues raised in the recent judgment in Cape Agulhas Hotel CC v Liesbeeck Motors (Pty) Ltd where the court came to the assistance of the purchaser.

When deciding to purchase or sell, it is always advisable to choose an expert property practitioner to assist you from the word ‘go’.

Contact our conveyancers at STBB or on www.stbb.co.za or read more about the case HERE.