The Landlord’s Partner

The Landlord’s Partner

The Landlord’s Partner

The Landlord’s Partner

Areas of practice

What We Do

Residential Evictions

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Synopsis:
The legal remedy available to a Residential Landlord whose relationship with the Tenant has broken down, eventually resulting in the cancellation of the lease agreement between the parties, instituting of an eviction application by the Landlord, an eviction order granted and the Sheriff’s eviction of the Tenant.

The typical scenario:
The Tenant fails to pay rental and associated charges to the Landlord. The Landlord places the Tenant in breach, giving the Tenant 20 (twenty) business days’ notice to remedy such breach. The Tenant fails to remedy the breach and the Landlord cancels the Tenant’s lease, thereafter demanding that the Tenant vacate the leased premises with immediate effect. The Landlord instructs our firm to institute an eviction application and we obtain an eviction order to evict the Tenant from the leased premises. The Sheriff evicts the Tenant from the leased premises.

Legislation:
The Consumer Protection Act and the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act (PIE Act).



Residential Rent Collections

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Synopsis:
The legal action available to a Residential Landlord whose Tenant is in arrears of rental and associated charges, eventually resulting in the issuing of Summons by the Landlord against the Tenant, a judgment granted against the Tenant and the Sheriff’s sale in execution of the Tenant’s movable goods.

The typical scenario:
The Tenant fails to pay rental and associated charges to the Landlord. The Landlord places the Tenant in breach, giving the Tenant 20 (twenty) business days’ notice to remedy such breach. The Tenant fails to remedy the breach and the Landlord instructs our firm to issue a Summons against the Tenant for the arrears owed. We obtain a judgment against the Tenant and the Sheriff attends at the leased premises to attach, remove and sell the Tenant’s goods in execution. The net proceeds from the Sheriff’s sale in execution are paid to the Landlord and set-off against the judgment obtained.

Relevant legislation:
The Consumer Protection Act


The action available to a Commercial Landlord whose Tenant is in arrears of rental and associated charges, whereby the Landlord has the option of cancelling the Tenant’s lease agreement and issuing Summons against the Tenant to obtain a judgment, as well as an ejectment order, against the Tenant, followed by the Sheriff’s sale in execution of the Tenant’s movable goods and ejectment of the Tenant from the leased premises.

The typical scenario:
The Tenant fails to pay rental and associated charges to the Landlord. The Landlord places the Tenant in breach, giving the Tenant the required days’ notice to remedy such breach in terms of the lease agreement terms. The Tenant fails to remedy the breach and the Landlord instructs our firm to cancel the lease agreement (if the Landlord so wishes) and to issue a Summons against the Tenant for the arrears owed and an ejectment order (if the Landlord so wishes). We obtain a judgment against the Tenant for the arrears owed, as well as the ejectment order (if applicable) and the Sheriff attends at the leased premises to attach, remove and sell the Tenant’s goods in execution and to eject the Tenant. The net proceeds from the Sheriff’s sale in execution are paid to the Landlord and set-off against the judgment obtained.


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Landlord / Tenant Litigation

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Our firm specialises in all aspects of the legal relationship between Landlord and Tenant and deals with any disputes arising from such relationship. In addition to dealing with the issues of non-payment of rental, evictions and legal action, there are disputes of interpretation of lease agreements, breaches of other terms of lease agreements, drafting tailored lease agreements for any transaction and general disputes. We are available to assist with any Property Law related issue.


Conveyancing

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Our conveyancing department places the highest value on consistent communication, relentless efficiency and swift, seamless, registration of transfers.

We are closely aligned with multiple property developers of all sizes, including those that have rejuvenated the face of the Johannesburg inner-city, many developers of small to medium sectional title schemes in the northern suburbs, as well as numerous REITs (Real Estate Investment Trust).

In respect of sectional title projects, we deal with our clients’ on-going developments, in which we assist with the entire process involving the opening a sectional title register, dealing with the applicable municipalities, quantity surveyors, town planners, agents and registering transfers of units into the names of the final purchasers.

We have numerous rates agents to deal with various municipalities and ensure an efficient and expeditious turn-around time in obtaining the rates figures which are required in the transfer process.,br> Trust us with your transfer of property and let us surprise you with the greatest level of service!


Synopsis:
The legal remedy available to a Body Corporate / Home Owners Association whose property owners have failed to make payment of levies and associated charges owed by them, resulting in the issuing of Summons by the Landlord against the Tenant, a judgment granted against the property owner and the Sheriff’s sale in execution of the property owner’s movable goods or eventual sale of the actual unit/stand registered in the property owner’s name.

The typical scenario:
The property owner fails to pay levies and associated charges to the Body Corporate / Home Owners Association. The Body Corporate / Home Owners Association demands payment from the property owner. The property owner fails to make payment and the Body Corporate / Home Owners Association instructs our firm to issue a Summons against the property owner for the arrears owed. We obtain a judgment against the property owner and the Sheriff attends at the property owner’s property to attach, remove and sell the Tenant’s movable goods in execution. The net proceeds from the Sheriff’s sale in execution are paid to the Body Corporate / Home Owners Association and set-off against the judgment obtained.

Relevant legislation:
The Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act and the Community Schemes Ombud Services Act


Meet our experts

Our Attorneys

Director

liad hadar

BCom (University of Witwatersrand)
LLB (University of Witwatersrand)
Certificate in Advanced Company Law (University of Witwatersrand) Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa - 2011


Email: liad@hadarinc.co.za

Liad is an expert in Property Law, in particular collecting rental and evicting residential, commercial, retail and industrial tenants, nationally.

He is emphatic towards the plights of landlords and establishes partnerships with them and their asset managers, real estate agents, body corporates/home owner associations and property managers, to assist with every potential issue.

Beyond his professional services, Liad focuses on managing and building the team and creating an innovative, creative and gratifying work environment for the team to maximize efficiency, communication and success for our clients.

Associate & Conveyancer

cara friedman

BCom (University of Witwatersrand)
LLB (University of Johannesburg)
Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa - 2011
Admitted as a Conveyancer - 2012



Email: cara@hadarinc.co.za

Cara heads up the firm’s Conveyancing Department and is proficient, at all levels, in both residential and commercial conveyancing.

Cara provides a very personalised service by attending to every aspect of transfers, with the utmost efficiency to ensure a swift and seamless process for both seller and purchaser. She constantly communicates throughout the transfer process such that the parties are always aware of the progress from the date of signature of the sale agreement until the transfer is registered.

Associate

geraldine southern

BCom (University of Witwatersrand)
LLB (University of Witwatersrand)
Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa - 2018




Email: geraldine@hadarinc.co.za

Geraldine is hands-on and actively involved in all litigation, eviction and rental collections matters in the Magistrates and High Courts.

She heads and manages a small, powerful, litigation team that efficiently and relentlessly pursues rent arrears and evicts non-paying residential, commercial, retail and industrial tenants.

She handles each matter with fervour and care for landlords, fighting for the desired results and achieving successes swiftly.

Associate

farah einstein

LLB (University of Witwatersrand)
PDM (Wits Business School)
Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa – 2017



Email: farah@hadarinc.co.za

Farah joined the firm in April 2019 and brought with her a great deal of experience in litigation.
In addition to Property Law litigation, she handles general litigation and recoveries of debts owed to clients on the basis of breaches of contracts or other obligations.
Farah’s Post Diploma in Management from the Wits Business School enhances her skillset in dissecting complicated litigation matters and applying a business orientated mindset to obtain solutions for clients.

Associate Designate

ari zackon

LLB (University of the Free State – School of Open Learning)





Email: ari@hadarinc.co.za

Ari completed her articles in January 2019. Her organisational brilliance is a crucial element for the litigation team, assisting with successful recoveries of rent arrears and evictions of non-paying tenants.

In particular, Ari has enjoyed an incredible track-record of rent collections and evictions in the Johannesburg CBD.

Candidate Attorney

jayson junkoon

LLB (University of Witwatersrand)






Email: jayson@hadarinc.co.za

Jayson commenced articles in 2018 and assists the litigation team in court processes, ensuring that all of the necessary groundwork is done, ensuring that the admitted attorneys in the team can achieve our client’s desired results. Jayson is being groomed and trained to be an expert in Property Law.

Our Vision

To maintain and continually enhance an enabling environment for our team and clients, empowering each other to grow as professionals and individuals, providing our clients with a premium service. Our focus is on empathy and care, our core ingredients in achieving success and results for our clients.
Our purpose is to add value, offer strategic input and a cost conscious quality service, all built on long-lasting and close relationships with valued clients.

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Address

Office: 02-06, 14th Floor, The Forum, 2 Maude Street, Sandton

Phone

(010) 109 1499

Email

info@hadarinc.co.za