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).

Newsflash | Two Property Bills signed into law

Yesterday, the 2017 Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Bill and the 2018 Property Practitioners Bill have been signed into law. Both new statutes have yet to be gazetted and commencement dates announced. Nevertheless, according to yesterday’s Presidency media statement, once in force the Electronic Deeds Registration System Act is expected to facilitate the processing of ‘large volumes of deeds’, ‘greatly enhancing security of title and the acquisition and disposal of fixed assets’.

The Property Practitioners Act repeals the 1976 Estate Agency Affairs Act, and has as aim to ‘improve the functioning of the property market’ as far as it relates to the ‘the buying, selling and renting of land and buildings’. Among other things, it provides for the creation of a ‘property sector transformation fund’.

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