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 | Sectional titles act amendments

The Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act and Community Services Ombud Act became operational on Friday 7 October 2016 and bring new practicalities to the management of sectional title schemes. The purpose of the amendments is to ensure the smoother and more efficient running of schemes. These include the requirement to establish a reserve fund for each scheme for purposes of future maintenance, new rules regarding limitation of the use of proxies and an obligation to notify the Ombud of the domicile of the body corporate.

In addition, the Ombud’s office will assist schemes to recover arrear levies, remedy an inability to obtain either a special or unanimous resolution, resolve conflicting management and conduct rules and will ensure the safe storage and availability of management and conduct rules.

STBB will continue to update you on the changes. For any questions, do not hesitate to contact your conveyancer for assistance at STBB.

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