Annetjie Coetsee is a practising Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer, operating from both the Cape Town and Helderberg branches of STBB. Her responsibilities include: Director of STBB, branch head of Somerset West office, Executive member and head of the Development Law Unit. The specialized Development Law Unit has nine specialists addressing development requirements in the fields of planning law, environmental law, construction law, renewable energy law and, very importantly, local government law. She is a practicing Conveyancer (dealing with a conglomerate of property related matters such as sectional titles, developments, bonds, transfers and municipal work for local councils). Although she specialises in conveyancing she is a family law attorney, with a special interest in the constitutional law aspects regarding children’s rights. She is part of the marketing department and takes care of the brand development on a national level. Annetjie is further responsible for compliance and reporting initiatives. She is involved with substantial research activities relating to the property market and property investment and communicates interesting and relevant facts to her clients and the media, conducts Legal Updates for banks and estate agents. Her knowledge and insurmountable experience in the property market and connections with key roleplayers in the property industry makes her an invaluable ally to any property investor.

Thought of the Week | Property Industry Changes

The Property Practitioners Bill was finally published on 31 March and is open for 30 days for public comment.

When promulgated, it will replace the Estate Agency Affairs Act and bring about many changes to the industry. For example, a much wider group of practitioners is brought under the umbrella of the definition of ‘property practitioner’, requiring these practitioners also to comply with the provisions of the new Act. This includes mortgage originators, valuers (in certain instances) and property inspectors.

A short summary is provided here and the full text of the Bill can be accessed here.

Contact STBB should you require any assistance in this regard.