R Stevens Attorneys
All evictions in South African law (whether it be for a defaulting tenant or an unlawful occupier of land) are governed by the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act No 19 of 1998 (“PIE”), unless the Extension of Security of Tenure Act 62 of 1887 (“ESTA”) applies.
ESTA sets out the process for the eviction of occupiers who reside on someone else’s (the owner’s) land with consent from and including 4 February 1997.
In terms of section 2, ESTA covers “all land, other than land in a township, established, approved, proclaimed or otherwise recognised”, and includes the following:
1. “Land in a township designated for agricultural purposes;
2. Land within such a township which has been established, approved, proclaimed or otherwise recognised after 4 February 1997, in respect only of a person who was an occupier immediately prior to such establishment, approval, proclamation or recognition.”

What R Stevens Attorneys will need to assist you with an Eviction matter.
-    Book a first consultation
-    Proof of ownership of the property
-    Lease agreement, if any
-    Details of occupant(s)