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The Application of the Prevention of Illegal Eviction and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998 to defaulting mortgagors and property sold at sale in execution

The purpose of the Prevention of Illegal Eviction and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act No. 19 of 1998 (hereinafter referred to as “PIE”) is to regulate the eviction process in respect of unlawful occupiers. PIE introduces procedures for the eviction of unlawful occupiers to ensure that no one is illegally deprived of property, their home […]

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A private property owner’s guide to the legal eviction of unlawful occupants

South Africa is home to approximately 200,000 homeless people, a significant portion of the nation’s population of 53.5 million. While commendable efforts are being made to combat this, an unlawful occupant may cause considerable loss to a private property owner. In the event of this happening, it is crucial for the property owner to know […]

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Evicting the Unlawful Occupier

Residential evictions in South Africa are governed by the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act No. 19 of 1998 (“PIE”). This legislation was enacted to regulate both the lawful eviction of unlawful occupiers, and the recognition of land owners’ rights to approach the courts for an eviction order. The right […]

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