|Tackle the practicalities of Rentals and Evictions in Commercial, Retail and Industrial Properties
About this webinar
This webinar covers theory, as well as the practical aspects of commercial rentals in relation to the lease agreement. The purpose of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2002 (CPA) is to protect the consumer (or the tenant) against any unfair business practices, of the supplier (or the landlord). Section 14 of the CPA bears the most relevance to lease agreements, the impact of this on lease agreements will be discussed. Solutions with regard to rental disputes and evictions will be discussed, taking into consideration alternative dispute resolution. The webinar will focus on all the legal aspects of rental property in general, with emphasis on evictions especially considering the impact of the global pandemic on this part of the rental industry.
The programme will include:
- Lease agreements in commercial, retail and industrial properties
- The effect of trading in a less legislated industry: the Rental Housing Act has no impact here – what does that mean for the landlord and the tenant?
- Does the CPA apply in these lease agreements?
- Evictions and rental collections
- How did COVID 19 change the playing field?
Cilna Steyn completed her LLB degree at Unisa, after which she was admitted as a legal practitioner in 2007. She is the Managing Director of SSLR Inc., which she co-founded in 2008, she specialises in rental law and evictions. She regularly presents training sessions, 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 (LSSA’s) Legal Education and Development (LEAD) division. She presents seminars on behalf of LEAD, educating legal practitioners nationally on eviction procedures and rental claims. She is one of the drafting legal practitioners of the Tenant Profile Network (TPN) Residential Lease Pack. Ms Steyn authored The Landlord’s Guide – Property Rental and Eviction (2015) and regularly publishes articles in newspapers and magazines, she is a regular contributor for the Real Estate Investor magazine and an author for LexisNexis on the topic of lease and eviction. She also appears on television and radio, participating in discussions relating to property law and evictions.