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 | Update On New Legislation That Will Impact SA’s Property Industry

Two Bills that will fundamentally impact South Africa’s property industry were expected to be passed by Parliament this year.

In September, the Portfolio Committee (Human Settlements) concluded its first stakeholder engagement meetings on the Property Practitioners Bill. A draft version hereof was first published in 2017 and a revised Bill was released in March of this year. The Bill seeks to, amongst other things, repeal the Estate Agency Affairs Act and to replace the Estate Agency Affairs Board with the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority.

The window for commentary on the Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Bill closed on 5 October 2018. As its title states, the Bill seeks to introduce an electronic deeds registration system, specifically to ease registration of large volumes of deeds as necessitated by government’s land reform initiatives and to expedite the registration process in the deeds office.

STBB will update you as soon as the status of these Bills change. For more information, please contact us at info@stbb.co.za.

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