SSLR Incorporated

Passionately providing superior legal services and advice to the Property Industry at large.
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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, Conveyancing, Structuring Investments and Property Developments.


We act for Landlords in Evictions and Rental Claims, Drafting and Vetting of Lease Agreements and advise on tenant related issues. We also advise on 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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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 will receive automated invoices every month and regular updates which is in line with our unwavering dedication to client service.


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.

Property Sold With Lease

Can I Sell My Property With An Active Lease Agreement?

Early Cancellations Under CPA

Early Cancellations and the CPA: Landlord vs Tenant.



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.



Eviction of Residential Tenants


Eviction of Commercial Tenants


Eviction of Illegal Occupants


Drafting of Lease Agreements


Commercial Contracts


Rental Recoveries


Utility Disconnection Orders




Property Transfers


Property Contracts


Investment Structures


Property Trusts


Property Investment Companies


Risk Management


Notarial Services


Specialized Wills



Cilna Steyn

Managing Director
Claire Laurent

Claire Laurent

Senior Associate

Christina Van Wyk

Office Manager

Phatheka Maliphale

Senior Associate

Bianka Blackbeard

Senior Associate
Phatheka Maliphale

Marike Ehlers

Associate Attorney, Conveyancer
& Notary Public

Carl Liebetrau

Associate Attorney

Telis Carides

Attorney & Notary

Micaela Benjamin

Attorney & Notary
Lisa Hoon

Lisa Hoon

Attorney / Client Liaison Officer
Gloria Modau

Gloria Modau


Sherise Cooper

Candidate Attorney


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!


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

We are proud to be associated with SSLR and Cilna Steyn who is without doubt an authority on all rental matters. Cilna goes above and beyond when it comes to Service Delivery and our licensees and agents take comfort in the knowledge that SSLR can assist our clients, both landlords and tenants with any challenge
Tracy Manning

Head Office, Seeff Property Group

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 firm 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 of SSLR, who has 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

SSLR Incorporated renders continuous professional and efficient service. They are extremely knowledgeable and are always friendly, patient and willing to assist. They are, without a doubt, one of the leading eviction specialist law firms in the country. Their training and assistance are immensely valuable for any company that does rentals.
Barry Fourie

National Operations Manager, Chas Everitt

The team at SSLR are exemplary. Their willingness to go above and beyond in serving their clients, their pragmatic and practical approach to the law and their clear, timely advice are all of great value to us.

Head Office , Just Property

Cilna is one of the most professional people I have ever worked with. Her personality shines through some very difficult content which she delivers effortlessly and ensures that no matter the complexity of the content, those receiving it are able to understand and comprehend information that could potentially fly right over one’s head.

Cilna is interactive and very engaging, having already been part of a live Q&A with her, I cannot wait for RE/MAX to be part of the next one as the conversations flows, she answers everyone’s questions and one can clearly see how passionate she is about helping those around her. Supported by the incredible Natasia, they are a formidable team and RE/MAX looks forward to working with her in the near future.

Ryan Pillay

Remax South Africa


Phone: 086-100 7757


Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 – 16:00 and while our staff often work from home, our offices are open during business hours.

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

Pretoria: Menlyn Maine, Pegasus Building, 210 Amarand Avenue, Waterkloof Glen Ext, Pretoria

Cape Town: Spaces – V&A Waterfront, Dock Road Junction, Corner of Dock and Stanley Road, Cape Town

Nelspruit: 8 Koedoe Street, Nelspruit, Ext 5

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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SSLR Inc. - Cape Town

Tel: 086-100 7757
Spaces – V&A Waterfront, Dock Road Junction, Corner of Dock and Stanley Road, Cape Town

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SSLR Inc. - Nelspruit

Tel: 086-100 7757
8 Koedoe Street, Nelspruit, Ext 5

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