Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act


This is a short Act to provide for the prohibition of unlawful eviction as well as provide for procedures for the eviction of unlawful occupiers. This document also authorizes an organ of state to commence proceedings for the eviction of an unlawful occupier from land which falls within its area of jurisdiction, except where the unlawful occupier is a mortgagor and the land in question is sold in a sale of execution pursuant to a mortgage. This Law has general provisions in relation to mediation procedures, punishable offences and private prosecutions.

This Act repeals 14 laws which are listed in Schedule I. The extent of the repeal (whole or in part) is indicated in the third column.

Country: South Africa
Statute Number: 19
Year: 1998