SSLR IncorporatedPassionately providing superior legal services and advice to the Property Industry at large.
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.
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.
A brief explanation on the differences between PIE and ESTA and the eviction procedure under PIE.
We look at some of the risks associated specifically with Commercial Property tenants and evictions.
Have you considered the implications of capital gains tax on your proceeds after the sale of a property?
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.
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.
Eviction of Residential Tenants
Eviction of Commercial Tenants
Eviction of Illegal Occupants
Drafting of Lease Agreements
Utility Disconnection Orders
Sectional Title Disputes
Property Investment Companies
Sectional Title Arrears Collections
Christina Van Wyk
OUR CORE VALUES
Passionately providing superior legal services and advice to the Property Industry at large.
The heart of a LION
I am brave, humble and respectful. I stand for what I believe in and change things that are wrong. My team and my clients can count on me. I will be where I am meant to be, when I am meant to be there. I am brave enough to speak the truth, accepting the consequences. I respect my God. I respect other people and I respect myself. I am African and grateful to share this beautiful country – and this extraordinary firm with people of different cultures. Not only do I respect differences – I celebrate them. I am tenacious and will not give up until I succeed.
The spirit of PASSION
I have a burning passion for life. I draw energy for everything I do from the fire within me. This makes me innovative, delivering superior service to my clients. Life is made up of interactions shared with people. In my interactions with others, I ignite the same fire within them. Living passionately means I am fun, free spirited – and can sometimes be perceived to be a bit weird.
I am hungry for growth. I drive change. I make things happen!
Property Rental & Eviction | The Landlord's Guide
The book covers important legal aspects of rental property management and the eviction process, written in layman’s language for the South African rental property industry. Loaded with tools and smart tips from legal experts, including handy DIY templates.
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.
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!
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.
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.