5 Things landlords should know

5 Things landlords should know

Since evicting a tenant ranks among landlords’ biggest concerns, these are the top 5 things eviction attorneys wish landlords knew about evictions: 1. Ownership rights outweigh occupation rights While there are procedures in place pertaining to residential evictions,...
A property investment fairy tale

A property investment fairy tale

Once upon a time there was a dreadful tenant… who are we kidding? This happens far more often than once upon a time! Allow the knight in shining armour, utility disconnection application, to change your non-paying tenant nightmare into a profitable investment...
The Quickest Eviction

The Quickest Eviction

Our property litigation department is approached on a daily basis by property owners who urgently require legal assistance with regards to problem-tenants, usually as a last resort. Property owners often attempt to resolve matters on their own accord or sometimes rely...
Residential versus Commercial Properties

Residential versus Commercial Properties

According to the Constitution neither a residential nor a commercial tenant may be evicted without a court order. In both cases, a court must be approached to obtain said order and only thereafter may the Sheriff be sent to execute a warrant of ejectment. Any eviction...
Spoliation: Deprivation of Possession

Spoliation: Deprivation of Possession

Spoliation is a situation where a person is deprived of possession, partial possession or co-possession of movable or immovable property. The possession referred to does not necessarily have to be legal possession. A re-occurring example of this deprivation we are...