Commercial evictions differ substantially from residential evictions.  The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act, No 19 of 1998, and the Extension of Security of Tenure Act, No 62 of 1997, is not applicable to commercial evictions. The common law dictates commercial evictions. It is therefore of utmost importance that a lease agreement regarding commercial property be properly drafted and the corrects processes are followed otherwise evicting a tenant from your commercial property may become a long and cumbersome drawn out process. The common law eviction process…
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