Buying and selling property is a complex undertaking that is being manipulated by fraudsters more and more these days, with scams becoming rife! Property lawyers and financial institutions urge clients to be vigilant and ensure that they verify all the details relating to the transaction, particularly before making any payments. Property scams have serious ramifications, […]
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Location: Cape Town
Expertise: Property Law And Conveyancing, Marketing Manager
Maryna holds the BA, LLB, LLM degrees and is a Director at the Cape Town offices of STBB. She is an admitted attorney, notary and conveyancer with many years of experience in the field of property law and conveyancing. She is also the firm's Marketing Manager, attends to external publications for the firm, conducts estate agent and banker training and is a regular seminar presenter for attorneys and property practitioners.
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Land is a critical factor for achieving redress for the wrongs of the past President Jacob Zuma announced the Land Holdings Bill, which will soon be tabled in Parliament, during his State of the Nation Address on Tuesday, 12 February 2015. The Bill prohibits outright foreign ownership of agricultural land and instead confines foreign nationals […]
The Bill was published on 31 March 2017 in Government Gazette 40733 Notice Number 246 and the Department of Human Settlements calls for submissions and feedback within 30 days of the date of publication/for public comment. The notes below are summaries of the most relevant of the practical provisions for estate agents and other property […]
Individuals and special trusts 0 – 189 880 18% of taxable income 189 881 – 296 540 34 178 + 26% of taxable income above 189 880 296 541 – 410 460 61 910 + 31% of taxable income above 296 540 410 461 – 555 600 97 225 + 36% of taxable income above […]
When will s7C apply? Clients who have made, as well as those who are considering making, interest-free or low-interest loans to trusts must take note of a recent inclusion to the Income Tax Act (“the Act”). This inclusion comes in the form of Section 7C, which was inserted in the latest Taxation Laws Amendment Act […]
In terms of the Income Tax Act, the following donations are exempted: between spouses who are not separated; were the donee will not benefit until the death of the donor; which are cancelled within six months from the date upon which it took effect; of property which is situated outside the Republic and was acquired […]
We thank you for your support in 2015. It has been a pleasure helping you reach your goals, and we look forward to being of service to you in the new year. May your holiday season be joyous, and may the year ahead be filled with abundant health, success and contentment.
Half truths render tenant liable for landlord damages Superstrike Investments 53 (Pty) Ltd v Siyakha Management Services (Pty) Ltd and Others (2006/2035)  ZAGPJHC 78 (29 April 2015) During lease agreement negotiations, the prospective anchor tenant intimated that it was a Fruit & Veg City franchisee and instructed the landlord to erect premises to Fruit […]
Scheme’s trustees replaced: substance over form Body Corporate of the Falcons v Rademan and Others (A637/2013, 16173/2012)  ZAGPPHC 459 (14 July 2015) This is another judgment illustrating the frequency of disputes regarding trustees’ management of sectional title schemes. The issue here dealt with the removal of trustees by the body corporate members at a […]
Can encroaching owner claim transfer of land? Fedgroup Participation Bond Managers (Pty) Ltd v Trustee of the Capital Property Trust (20165/2014)  ZASCA 103 (30 June 2015) Can someone encroaching on another’s land, in the absence of an action or an application by the owner of the encroached-upon land for a removal order, approach a […]