Managing Director

Cilna completed her LLB Degree at Unisa, after which she was admitted as an attorney in 2007. She co-founded Steyn & Steyn Attorneys, where she began to specialise in evictions. She regularly presents training session, where she advises groups of rental agents and private landlords on matters relating to Landlord and Tenant Disputes and broader scope Property Law related matters. She also acts on the panel of experts for the Law Society of South Africa’s Legal Education and Development. She presents seminars on behalf of LSSA: LEAD, educating attorneys nationally on eviction procedures and rental claims. She is one of the drafting attorneys of the TPN (Tenant Profile Network) Residential Lease Pack. Cilna authored “The Landlord’s Guide – Property Rental and Eviction” in 2015 and regularly publishes articles in newspapers and peer review magazines. She also appears on television and radio, participating in discussions relating to Property Law and in particular evictions. Cilna is an author for LexisNexis on the topic of Lease and Eviction.

Cilna is actively involved in various areas of the property industry where she is responsible amongst others, for the training of the majority of national estate agencies’ rental teams. She guided many rental agents and owners through the very difficult times brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic and resulting lockdown which had a very serious effect on the rental market. She is one of the founders of the Property Law Alliance, a group of independent specialist eviction attorneys who have devoted their time and energy to bring real solutions and answers to landlords and rental agents. Her passion for the rental industry fuels her unwavering dedication to provide accurate, and a far as possible free training to this industry.

As the Managing Director she is dedicated to leading the Firm in accordance with our Core Values.

Career Highlights:

Obtained LLB – 2007
Admitted as Attorney – 2007
Co-Founded Steyn & Steyn – 2008
LSSA Panel Expert (Evictions) – 2011
Authored “The Landlord’s Guide” – 2015
Managing Director SSLR Inc – 2015
LSSA Panel Expert (Entrepreneurship) – 2017
Author LexisNexis – July 2018
ROCCI Business Woman Of The Year (Silver) – 2018/2019
Judge – Investor Of The Year Award – 2019
Establish The Property Law Alliance – 2020


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