Annetjie Van Rooyen

Position: Director
Tel: 021 850 6400
Location: Helderberg
Expertise: Property Law And Conveyancing, Family And Divorce Law, Development Law Unit

Annetjie Van Rooyen 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 and Stellenbosch offices, Exco 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.

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Latest articles

Property Development Community Tackles Tough Topics

Posted on: October 31st, 2018 by Annetjie Van Rooyen

On 5 September 2018, STBB hosted approximately 600 members of the Western Cape property development community at the CTICC for an evening of hard-hitting presentations and though-provoking debate.

Solar panels: compliance certificates required?

Posted on: April 6th, 2017 by Annetjie Van Rooyen

The Electrical Installation Regulations obliges every user or lessor of an electrical installation to be in possession of a valid Certificate of Compliance for that installation. Does this include solar panels? The definition of ‘electrical installation’ in the regulations is such to generally include solar panel control circuits. A Certificate of Compliance is therefore necessary […]

Installment sale agreements and loans

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017 by Annetjie Van Rooyen

There are various options available to parties in a sale of immovable property regarding the structuring of payment of the purchase price. An agreement between a seller and purchaser amounting to the sale of immovable property in instalments, can bring about uncertainty as to the applicability and implications of the National Credit Act (NCA). Whether […]

Estate agent a “party” to the sale?

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by Annetjie Van Rooyen

Imagine Chris sells his house to Julie with the assistance of Damien, an estate agent. As is practice, all three sign the sale agreement. Chris and Julie thereafter enter into a written addendum regarding the date of occupation, without informing Damien. Does this render the agreement void as all parties did not sign it? No, […]

The accrual system and a spouse’s death

Posted on: January 25th, 2016 by Annetjie Van Rooyen

One is often reminded of the importance of ensuring you have an updated will. Consider, for example, that X marries Y who has children from a previous marriage. They register an antenuptial contract so that their marriage is out of community of property with the accrual system. If X dies without leaving a will, or […]

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