SSLR Incorporated

Passionately providing superior legal services and advice to the Property Industry at large.

CLIENT GROUPS

We act for Property Owners, Managers, Developers, and Investors in a range of matters such as Evictions, Rental Collections, Drafting and Vetting of Lease Agreements, Structuring Investments and Property Developments.

Landlords

We act for Landlords in Evictions and Rental Claims, Drafting and Vetting of Lease Agreements and advise on tenant related issues. We also manage problematic tenants…

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Property Managers & Rental Agents

We assist Property Managers and Rental Agents with tenant disputes and evictions in commercial and residential properties. Our clients range from…

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Property Developers

From drafting Joint Venture Agreements, advice on Construction Contracts and advising on financing transactions and Township Establishment or opening the Sectional…

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Property Investors

As a Property Investor you constantly seek to mitigate risk and maximise growth and return on investment. We advise on tax efficient investment vehicles, offer competative rates on…

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FIRM OVERVIEW

Our team’s specialised knowledge and experience ensures the highest level of care and skill when instructing us on your property matters. The firm operates in cross-functional teams ensuring that your case is examined from every angle to create the best solution for you. Our state-of-the-art software ensures that you receive automated monthly invoices, that we can do efficient in-house traces, can access the deeds office information quickly and even manage problem tenants.

EXPERT ADVICE

Residential Evictions

A brief explanation on the differences between PIE and ESTA and the eviction procedure under PIE.

Commercial Evictions

We look at some of the risks associated specifically with Commercial Property tenants and evictions.

Tax Effective Trusts?

Can a trust be used as a tax efficient investment vehicle? Sometimes it can!…

Capital Gains Tax: Seller Beware!

Have you considered the implications of capital gains tax on your proceeds after the sale of a property?

Sectional Title: Utility Disconnection Application

A brand new and highly effective way to recover arrears on sectional title levies and utility bills.

SERVICE CATEGORIES

Landlords

We appreciate the nature of a landlord’s business. As such we provide services aimed at assisting landlords with growing their property portfolio and mitigating the risks inherent in letting out property. Our services include:

Eviction of Tenants; Eviction of other illegal occupants; Drafting and vetting of lease agreements; and Management of delinquent Tenants.

Property Managers and Rental Agents

Whether you are a Property Manager or Rental Agent, a small business or a listed company, we have solutions for your tenant problems: Residential Evictions; Commercial Evictions; Collection of Arrear Rent; Drafting and Vetting of Lease Agreements; and Training on Eviction and Collection Process.

We understand the sensative relationship between a Property Manager / Rental Agent and the Property Owner (especially in difficult times). We take great care to ensure that your clients receive the best legal advice and prompt, friendly service. We also ensure that you are kept abreast of all progress on the case so that you can always look after your client’s needs. Billing could be arranged directly to the owner or to you, depending on your arrangement with the owner.

Support Services for Property Developers

We render specialised services to Property Developers assisting them in the development process from the moment of acquiring land to concluding various agreements, conveyancing and even litigation where necessary. Our Developer Solutions include: Establishing Townships; Opening Sectional Title Registers; Notarial Cessions and Ties; Consolidation and Subdivision of Land; Joint Venture Agreements; and Construction Contracts & Sub-Contracts.

Property Investors

There is more to property investment than buying the right property at the right time. Not considering tax and risk could be even worse than purchasing a property at a high price! Our investment services include: Advice on Tax Efficient Structures; Setting up Property Trusts; Setting up Property Investment Companies; Advice on Risk Management; Advice on Gearing; Transfer of Properties; and Transfer of Shares.

As each investor has unique needs, apprehensions and circumstances, we would gladly meet with you for a free introductory consultation. This would give us an opportunity to understand your needs better and introduce you to our services. Read the content below for more information on these services.

SPECIALISED SOLUTIONS

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Eviction of Residential Tenants

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Eviction of Commercial Tenants

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Eviction of Illegal Occupants

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Drafting and Vetting of Lease Agreements

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Commercial Contracts

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Rental Recoveries

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Tenant Management

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Property Transfers

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Property Contracts

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Investment Structures

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Property Trusts

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Property Investment Companies

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Risk Management

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Sectional Title Arrears Collections

THE TEAM

Directors

SSLR Inc. - Elize Le Roux

Elize Le Roux

Operations Director
SSLR Inc. - Cilna Steyn

Cilna Steyn

Managing Director
Jaco Jansen van Vuuren

Jaco Jansen van Vuuren

Junior Director

Attorneys

Phateka Maliphale

Phateka Maliphale

Attorney & Conveyancer
Nicholas Brodie

Nicholas Brodie

Attorney
Sophia Georgantis

Sophia Georgantis

Attorney & Conveyancer

Candidate Attorneys

Thobeka Mkhize

Thobeka Mkhize

Candidate Attorney
Claire Laurent

Claire Laurent

Candidate Attorney
Refilwe Letaba

Refilwe Letaba

Candidate Attorney
Kimrie Ritchie

Kimrie Ritchie

Candidate Attorney

OUR CORE VALUES

PASSION

Life is short. To live without passion is to waste the little time I have on earth. A life lived passionately is an inspiration to others. I do not earn money to live, I earn money while living the best possible life I can. Because of this burning passion I am fun, free spirited and a little weird. I am proud of who I am. While this is serious business, I will always be fun to be around. I don’t have to take myself too seriously in order to take my work seriously. My positive attitude makes people curious about me, and this gives me an opportunity to influence others in a positive way.

RESPECT, RESPECT, RESPECT

I Respect my God. I Respect other people. I Respect myself. I strive to be humble in all that I do so that I can admit to my mistakes and shortcomings, as this will allow me to learn from them. I realise that I am no better than anyone else. I am a team player and will always show respect to my team. I realise that the wellbeing and success of the team is more important than my own. I will build true relationships with my colleagues, our clients and service providers. I appreciate that I share this beautiful country and firm with people from different cultural backgrounds. I am grateful to have the opportunity to interact with so many different people, I embrace different cultures. I do not partake in gossip, nor will I speak derogatively of other people.

INNOVATIVE, SUPERIOR SERVICE

Everything thought of as tried and tested today was once new and original. I will use my creativity and my unique point of view to come up with better ways to solve everyday problems. The existence of the firm is dependent on our clients. Looking after the wellbeing of the client is the duty and privilege of each and every person in the firm. I will create AWESOMENESS for the people with whom I interact. My clients deserve the best. I am pro-active. I make things happen. I don’t leave the future to chance. I don’t complain about my situation, I change it. In all of this I appreciate that long term value is more important than short term gain.

HEART OF A LION

I stand for what I believe in and change things that are wrong. You can always count on me. I will be where I am supposed to be, when I am supposed to be there. I live up to my promises, and my teammates and clients can trust me to deliver what I have promised. I am brave enough to tell the truth even if it could hurt. I am courageous enough to try new things, to innovate and to grow. Even though I love winning and succeeding, I will not fear failure. I am tenacious and will not give up until I succeed. I am confident in my abilities, but I know and admit my limitations and will not gamble with the interests of clients or teammates. Change is a natural part of growth. Because I am hungry for growth, I drive change.

Passionately providing superior legal services and advice to the Property Industry at large.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Growthpoint Properties make extensive usage of attorney firms to assist with collections of rentals. We have used SSLR Inc. since March 2011. This team is young and dynamic and as professionals in the field of property litigation, each matter gets personal attention and the service is excellent. We have had substantial successes by using SSLR Inc. and would highly recommend them to any business who requires legal advice.

Walter Kruger

Credit Manager, Growthpoint Properties

TPN, as a registered credit bureau, is always looking for quality partners with specialised skills to help us move to the next level. Given that SSLR Inc. are experts in the field of evictions and have an industry reputation for quick turnaround times, it makes perfect sense that TPN partner with SSLR Inc. to draft and update our Residential LeasePack documents. The documents are carefully and dynamically updated on an ongoing basis. TPN recently also launched the Afrikaans version of the Residential LeasePack, which we could not have done without SSLR Inc. Going forward, TPN looks forward to hosting many more presentations with SSLR Inc. – their energy, enthusiasm and knowledge is appreciated by TPN and all of our clients!

Michelle Dickens

Managing Director, TPN

A Tribute to SSLR Inc. from Tony Clarke, Managing Director of the Rawson Property Group.

In the marketing and renting of residential and commercial property a close, mutually respectful relationship between a national estate agency group and a frim of attorneys can be highly advantageous to both parties. The Rawson Property Group can testify that their relationship with Johannesburg attorneys SSLR Inc. has been especially fruitful. This relationship goes back two years to the time when the firm was known as Steyn, Steyn Attorneys. Last year they became SSLR and we have maintained our connection with them. On our side we rapidly became aware that this firm’s specialisation in the legal aspects of property law, particularly pertaining to rental agreements, put them in a position to be extremely useful to a group such as ours in which the rental operations have always been important, and the rental franchises are now growing exponentially. We commissioned SSLR to update our national lease agreement, and we can report that the document they produced has been the foundation of many successful rental contracts: it is both comprehensive and easily understood and is now being used by all our rental franchisees and agents. SSLR’s knowledge of and experience in one of the most difficult and unpleasant aspects of rental law, evictions, has proved especially valuable. On the training front I am happy to record that the Rawson Group has been regularly assisted by Cilna Steyn and Peter Mennen of SSLR, who have regularly given explanatory talks to our rental agents. In these the focus on renal contracts, which can be open to misinterpretation, and the handling of recalcitrant tenants, particularly those who fall behind on their rental payments, has been noticeably beneficial. In many cases we have also found that the fastest and best solutions to tenant problems have been achieved by asking SSLR to become involved, and I can again testify that their service has always been wholly professional and effective.

Tony Clarke

Managing Director, Rawson Property Group

I have been dealing with, Elize Le Roux at SSLR Inc for a number of years now. As a rental agent it is imperative that I have a good attorney who understands the rental Acts and laws as more and more tenants tend to default. It is always a pleasure to deal with them and no problem is too big or too small. Their service is professional but friendly and at all times they are willing to assist. Phone calls and e-mails are promptly returned and replied to. In this day and age where service does not seem to be a priority for a lot of people, SSLR is like a breath of fresh air and I would certainly recommend them to anyone who is having a problem with a tenant.

Marianne Banks

MB Properties

CONTACT

Phone: 086-100 7757

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Johannesburg Branch: 1st Floor, Island House, Constantia Office Park, Weltevredenpark, Johanneburg, Gauteng

Pretoria Branch: Menlyn Maine, January Masilela Dr & Amarand Ave, Pretoria, 0181

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SSLR Inc. - Johannesburg

Tel: 086-100 7757
1st Floor, Island House, Constantia Office Park, Weltevredenpark, Johanneburg, Gauteng

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SSLR Inc. - Pretoria

Tel: 086-100 7757
Pegasus Building, January Masilela Dr & Amarand Ave, Waterkloof Ext 2, Pretoria, 0181

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