Cilna obtained her LLB degree from the University of South Africa. She is an admitted Attorney with the right of appearance in the High Court.
Also partner at the firm, she handles and oversees all types of evictions and rental recovery matters across Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the North West and Cape Provinces on a daily basis for private residential as well as corporate clients.
Elected to serve on the Law Society’s panel of experts in 2011, Cilna was also instrumental in the compilation of course material for the Law Society on the subject of eviction. She presents these courses annually on behalf of the Law Society since 2012 at various venues across the country.
Eviction Tips for Gauteng Landlords
1. Follow the correct procedures in accordance with the Prevention of Illegal Evictions from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998 (PIE Act).
2. The best way to avoid eviction is proper selection of a tenant while the first line of defence in the unfortunate event of an eviction, is undoubtedly an adequate rental agreement.
3. Delays resulting from delayed action or incorrect legal procedures often leads to additional legal costs, loss of rental income and increased risk of damage to the property.
4. Attempts to ‘self-evict’ a tenant by force, intimidation or spoliation could have costly consequences for the landlord.
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The course covers important legal aspects of the residential lease agreement designed for the South African rental property industry. Loaded with tools and smart tips from legal experts, including a working lease agreement and handy DIY notice templates.
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