High EQ Approach

Attorneys at Simon Dippenaar & Associates prioritise a client-centric approach that puts people before paperwork and supports our clients with uncompromising dignity.

Swift, Responsive Service

Cape Town attorney SD Law will respond to an initial query within 24 hours. Existing clients can expect an even swifter response. In the case of an urgent matter, for example child abduction or a bail requirement, you will receive priority treatment.

Transparency & Accountability

Cape Town attorney SD Law prides itself on transparency and accountability. There are no hidden costs and no nasty surprises in the form of unexpected invoices for amounts you haven’t agreed to.

Why Hire an Eviction Lawyer?

Hiring an experienced eviction lawyer in South Africa is the best way to improve your chances of obtaining a successful eviction, and to help minimize negative outcomes that can harm you, your family, or your business.

An Eviction Lawyer is able to quickly and efficiently navigate the complexities of eviction law, especially considering the vast tenant protections offered in South Africa today.

Landlord

  • It is a landlord's first eviction.
  • The tenant is fighting a landlords eviction and has a lawyer.
  • Your tenant is filing for bankruptcy.
Landlord's Rights

Tenant

  • It is a tenant's first eviction.
  • The tenant feels that the landlord is performing an illegal eviction.
  • The landlord is violating the lease agreement.
Tenant's Rights

Know the right steps:

Landlords and Tenants should both understand the process of evicting a tenant. The tenant eviction process is a legal minefield governed by the Prevention of Illegal Evictions Act and Unlawful Occupation Act.

“Recognition, respect and ethical responsibility are at the core of my practice.”

Simon Dippenaar
Founder & Managing Partner

Legal services Cape Town

Simon Dippenaar & Associates is a progressive and totally dedicated law firm in Cape Town with a satellite office in Johannesburg, offering highly personalised attorney representation and effecting swift solutions with iron-clad confidentiality.

Fields of legal expertise include Family Law, Divorce, Bail, Eviction, Liquor licensing and a comprehensive range of legal services. SD Law attorneys’ high case success rate is attributed to founding director Simon Dippenaar’s extraordinary drive, empathy and diplomacy.

‘I’ll protect your legal interests with uncompromising dignity.’
Speak to attorney Simon. Contact us now and we’ll arrange to follow up at a time that suits you best.

Legal Activism and Reform

Simon Dippenaar & Associates are passionate about the law and upholding the Constitution. We regularly participate in public discussions on social and political issues, particularly in the context of Constitutional Law.

South Africa is a forward-thinking country that embraces diversity, with legislative processes that enable, for example, same-sex unions to be recognised partnerships under law. This pioneering principle underscores Simon Dippenaar & Associates’ unprejudiced, non-exclusive ethic. We support legal reform aimed at enhancing justice and efficiency, and make complex legal matters understandable in plain English.

Rates & Pro Bono Services

Cape Town law firm SD Law increases access to justice by making our legal expertise available to deserving cases. Our commitment to providing meaningful pro bono services in the communities where we operate is deeply rewarding and in line with Simon’s maxim:

“Recognition, respect and ethical responsibility are at the core of my practice.”

Fees depend on case complexity. An hourly rate may be appropriate, or we may commend a fixed fee upfront that covers everything from A-Z. This ‘consultancy’ fee allows you to contact us as often as is necessary, within reason, without the fear of being charged for every single attendance or discussion.

Client Testimonials

‘I found myself in an impossible situation with a Tenant who would not pay Rent or Services and refused to move out. I contacted Simon who assisted me getting the defaulting Tenant evicted, Simon was very efficient in promptly starting the process and keeping me updated at all times. I recommend anyone who has a defaulting tenant to ask Simon for help to solve their problem before they loose too much.’

- Mike

‘Mr Dippenaar at Eviction Lawyers helped me with evicting one of my tenants who hadn't paid rent for six months earlier this year. He was prompt, honest and did a great job! Thank you.’

- Lelemba

‘Great advice and direction on my eviction case with the results. Great attorneys. Thank you very much.’

- Marius

‘Their assistance to negotiate with the tenant was worth every cent and cost much less than filing for eviction (not to mention all the time and effort it saved). If I ever have problems with a tenant SD Law will be my first choice.’

- Abrie

‘You honestly gave me strength through detailed information and process, not at any point did you give me the indication that I was fighting a losing battle. You were sure at all times that I will get my house, you have no idea what that did for me mentally knowing that you were on my corner.’

- Eviction client
Sarvashni Moodliar
Sarvashni Moodliar
08:57 20 Feb 24
Thank you, my consultation was knowledgeable, informative, and professional.
Tami
Tami
07:41 15 Feb 24
Such a seamless experience working with SD Law; easy to communicate with, and really able to break technical things... down. We never had to follow up about anything; it felt good to work with people who were always on the ball.read more
Pre M
Pre M
13:11 14 Feb 24
As landlords we deal with a lot of challenging circumstances, particularly when tenants refuse to give you access to... your own house. We approached the team to assist us in the matter and they ensured that our rights as landlords were respected. Many thanks to Nia and the whole legal team.If one day you find yourself in similar situation as us, you should contact them. Highly recommended 👌👌👌…read more
Matshidiso Mohapi
Matshidiso Mohapi
13:06 13 Feb 24
I was being unlawfully evicted by my landlord today, without notice and asked to vacate the premises with effective... immediate. This is when I reached out to SD & associates law firm online. They have guided and assisted me efficiently and were sincere as well as highly professional in dealing with this instantly. Their prompt responses and relies to all my emails are highly and deeply appreciated. I recommend anyone going through any of these types of situation to seek their legal advice. I will forever be grateful to them for their help in my time of need.Kind regards,Matshidiso Mohapiread more
Rolf Papsdorf
Rolf Papsdorf
12:43 13 Feb 24
I had a very fast and excellent Service. The people are proffesional and communicate clearly. Not cheap but worth the... money.Highly recommended.Rolfread more
Yolanda Daniels
Yolanda Daniels
14:43 12 Feb 24
I am having a malicious experience with my landlord as a person living with a disability. Marni of SD Law gave me a... call and advised of my rights as a tenant. She even sent the relevant laws to me via e-mail. Through her compassion and efficient service, I am more at ease and confident that I can now manage the landlord and his conduct. I would recommend SD Law to anyone that requires to be heard and needs assistance with unbearable, illegal landlord situations.read more
Sibu
Sibu
13:38 12 Feb 24
This is my preferred legal firm. They have fantastic service, quick to respond, they know the Law and understand naunce.
Nsovo Lovejoy Mnisi
Nsovo Lovejoy Mnisi
13:01 09 Feb 24
I'm thrilled to share our fantastic experience with SD Law! Nia Yu provided us with invaluable guidance and support... throughout the process of setting up our Anti-Nuptial Contract (ANC). She patiently explained the different regimes, ensuring we made informed decisions.Nia's availability and assistance were exceptional, making the entire process stress-free. The services offered by SD Law are not only affordable but also efficient. Our online signing with Tinus, the notary, was quick and seamless. We couldn't be happier with the service we received and highly recommend SD Law to anyone in need of legal assistance!read more
lizelda haasbroek
lizelda haasbroek
10:16 07 Feb 24
They have been most helpfull with all my questions and very fast thank you
Zee Peters
Zee Peters
09:28 06 Feb 24
This is my second time reaching out to a lawyer, the first was for a custody matter in the High Court and it was Diane... Smart. I won't drag her but I will say that I eventually ended up representing myself. Therefore I have a point of reference for comparison.I can confidently and sincerely say that dealing with Simon Dippenaar and Associates Attorneys was a breeze. A pleasure. From my first Google search, they make their values, principles and services clear and easy to understand for everyone.After first contact, I had my consultation less than a week later.Rayaan was professional, patient and compassionate.Our work is not concluded yet but so far I am happy with Mehra whom I liaised with initially, Rayaan and the firm in general.What stood out for me on their website is that they are passionate about helping victims of narcissistic abuse. For this reason I didn't mind paying a bit more for consultation than what I was quoted by 2 other firms. And I don't regret it.Thank you Mehra for putting up with my impatient ranting and thank you Rayaan for allowing me speak without interrupting me.I feel confident that we will have a favourable outcome in the end.read more
craig watzek
craig watzek
10:08 02 Feb 24
I contacted SD law to assist me with an issue I had - I got a very prompt response and a telephonic appointment set up... the next day- Cronje was very professional with his approach and very empathetic towards my concern - follow up emails were received from him to see if I was ok - I am very happy I contacted this professional law firm and I would highly recommend them to anyone.Thank you once again for your professionalism kindness and compassion with my plightread more
M Ak
M Ak
04:24 02 Feb 24
Very efficient and professional in their dealings with clients. I would definitely recommend!
Dylan Scarlett
Dylan Scarlett
03:18 02 Feb 24
Tanya Mouton
Tanya Mouton
15:46 01 Feb 24
I really appreciated the hard work and dedication I received from Mehra and Nia. Great customer service and care and... handled everything quickly and efficiently. Would highly recommend them!read more
Ndazo Petra
Ndazo Petra
07:35 01 Feb 24
Lynette Twigg
Lynette Twigg
12:15 29 Jan 24
I reached out to SD Law and to my surprise I got the most sincere person who helped me with the name of Marni. She... explained in detail what I needed to do. I would definitely ask for advice again if I need to get some clarity on anything. Thanks a mill to SD Law and the lovely people that is employed by you.read more
Alfie Star
Alfie Star
13:38 25 Jan 24
Hi my name is Mr A.j.wildebees I had the opportunity to work with Nia as my lawyer in my Devorce case,Im living in... Spain an my ex wife is in South Africa,the way she handled this situation was simply out of this world,I mean I have seen law firms work their magic but not like this calm respectful understanding dedicated to help you every step of the way I mean that she was with us from the word go until their end as she promised not a day less not a day more very professional honestly I don’t have the words to thank you all ,may you keep on doing what you doing please don’t stop the people need people like youGod bless you allread more
Timothy Wolff-Piggott
Timothy Wolff-Piggott
14:18 23 Jan 24
Many thanks to Marni and Cronje for their quick and effective assistance in reviewing a contract.
Mervyn Goliath
Mervyn Goliath
11:39 22 Jan 24
I reached out to Simon Dippenaar and Associates and I was impressed with the highly professional service they provided... - they were prompt and diligent and an absolute pleasure to deal with.read more
Sue Batchelor
Sue Batchelor
10:15 18 Jan 24
I contacted Simon Dippenaar & Associates having found their online. I live in the U.K. and needed some help in South... Africa to validate some information urgently as I was concerned that I was being scammed. Their help was invaluable to me. I am not a client but they were willing to make a phone call and confirm to me that I was being scammed. The person that helped me was Jaylee Feldman. I am so grateful. Thank you Jaylee, just that phone call, saved me from losing a lot of money.read more
Nicole Perring
Nicole Perring
06:48 16 Jan 24
I had great legal assistance from Rayaan which helped me understand my situation with ease.
Adelaide Solimeno
Adelaide Solimeno
14:20 15 Jan 24
Fast ,efficient, caring...I really recomend DS Law...My heartfelt thanks goes especially to Cronje who has been so... supportive and has followed my case every step of the way, supporting me and always explaining what they were going to do at all time.He has handled my case with fast efficiency!Thank you DS Law!read more
Chris Twine
Chris Twine
02:38 11 Jan 24
My partner and I needed a contract written and notarized at extremely short notice while I was overseas.Jaylee and... team were exceptional with their response time and positive attitude. They produced a quality product that ticked all the boxes right on schedule.I'll certainly be using them again in future.read more
Yusuf Ally
Yusuf Ally
09:28 10 Jan 24
Helpful advice given from Rayaan and Jaylee.
Shingie
Shingie
08:09 09 Jan 24
Chose this law firm based on the reviews.Waste of time and money. Money driven and no service delivery. Disappointed... Would not recommend.read more
Zoe Raynor
Zoe Raynor
12:57 08 Jan 24
Thank you SD Law, especially to Mehra for handling my divorce case well. It took a bit longer than I expected, but I... understand because I filled from overseas, and I had to be present for the last court hearing.Mehra was kind and she took time to explain some things that were a bit confusing to me.Cheers to re-gaining myself again 🥂read more
Lauren Jackson
Lauren Jackson
09:48 14 Dec 23
Excellent service. Mehra is fast, efficient and takes time to explain thoroughly. Would definitely recommend!
Salome Hanke
Salome Hanke
12:09 13 Dec 23
I approached SD Law to support with an eviction. Cronje Oosthuizen guided us through the entire eviction process,... explaining the requirements, steps and cost associated with the matter, thus ensuring full transparency throughout. Cronje and the team acted professionally, where very knowledgeable on the matter and communicated consistently throughout the process.With sincere thanks and appreciation to Cronje and the team who supported us through this lengthy, yet successful process.read more
Clint
Clint
11:10 05 Dec 23
My journey with SDLaw is just beginning, but I am already confident in their ability to assist in my matters. Looking... forward to the next steps.read more
Body Masters (Wuppertal - Sascha Ernst)
Body Masters (Wuppertal - Sascha Ernst)
14:06 30 Nov 23
superb und quick service unlike the general south african experience
Rita Barrett
Rita Barrett
15:36 29 Nov 23
They assisted me with my divorce. I found them to be great with communication and any questions I had were answered... timeously. I had gone through a mediator first and they were able to pick up and continue where that process finished off.read more
Adam Isaacson
Adam Isaacson
13:58 29 Nov 23
Thanks for sorting out my divorce with very few issues. It was handled very well. With warmth, Adam
iamhendrik
iamhendrik
11:03 23 Nov 23
We couldn't have asked for a better experience at SD Law. Mehra Amiri went above and beyond with her professionalism,... clear communication, and genuine dedication to our matter. SD Law's approach made a nerve-wracking situation feel manageable, and that meant the world to us. If you're in need of reliable and caring legal services, don't hesitate to contact SD Law. Thank you so much Mehra & SD Law team!read more
Julian Fleming
Julian Fleming
13:28 22 Nov 23
I was fortunate enough to have Mehra Amiri work with me on a complicated divorce, whilst I was in the UK. Her... professionalism and caring attitude made an emotional process that much easier and the successful court application and hearing was managed exceptionally. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Mehra and SD Law to anyone who needs professional legal support and representation.read more
l m
l m
07:29 17 Nov 23
Thank you Cronje, from our first consultation, I was impressed with your professionalism, knowledge and genuine concern... for my well-being. Thank you for your outstanding service and achieving the best possible outcome for my case. I wish you continued success in your legal career as you undoubtedly have the talent and dedication to make a profound impact on the lives of others.read more
Rebecca de Goede
Rebecca de Goede
09:08 14 Nov 23
Outstanding Service! Our experience was characterized by a remarkable level of professionalism and dedication. Despite... our request being short notice, Mehra adeptly devised a plan to accommodate our needs. The exceptional commitment, enthusiasm for the task, and amiable demeanor demonstrated by Mehra exceeded our expectations. It is noteworthy to emphasize the comprehensive guidance provided by Mehra, offering detailed explanations on all aspects to ensure that our needs were effectively addressed.100% would recommend!read more
Prosper Kayembe
Prosper Kayembe
11:20 13 Nov 23
Sazy Sibiya
Sazy Sibiya
07:25 08 Nov 23
Wonderful service and advice from Rayaan, highly recommended! Will definitely be using their services in the future.
Nastassja Van Dyk
Nastassja Van Dyk
13:40 07 Nov 23
Definitely good service, very informative and helpful. The only person out of five lawyers who I called today who got... back to me. I strongly recommend Rayaan.Thank you for all your help.read more
Lucian Jacobs
Lucian Jacobs
06:22 07 Nov 23
I had an exceptional experience working with Simon Dippenaar & Associates Inc., which provided me with top-notch... professionalism throughout the management of my case. Want to express my gratitude to Mehra Amiri and Nia Yu for their outstanding facilitation from beginning to end, ensuring a hassle-free process. Mehra truly stood out and deserves special recognition. Thank you! I highly recommend this firm to anyone in need.read more
zinzi sogoni
zinzi sogoni
18:09 06 Nov 23
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the excellent service and prompt action from your part, to resolve my... issue. Your counsel and support were a great help from the onset, right to the very end. Keep up the good work.read more
Joshua 99
Joshua 99
11:21 03 Nov 23
Mehra Amiri and her team assisted us with our Section 21 application for a change in our marital regime. SD Law are ... phenomenal to work with as they make the process smooth, honest, effective, efficient and most of all, stress-free and offer reassurance throughout the process. We are very pleased with the outcome and how the process was handled throughout.read more
Len Davids
Len Davids
14:55 29 Oct 23
This was my first experience with the eviction process,and had been avoiding seeking legal assistance.However... having found Dippenaar and associates I must say I the process understandable and no longer overwhelming.They have been extremely professional,informing me at each hurdle,with clear explanations,and always willing to answer any queries.I therefore wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone finding themselves in a similar situation.read more
Nuraan Elfadl
Nuraan Elfadl
16:41 26 Oct 23
This firm had not just helped me through a difficult time but they had also done so in a loving and supportive manner.... I did not feel like just any client but I felt prioritized, special and as if I truly meant more. This had made this experience as wholesome and as supportive as they could. I would like to give them the best recommendation I can and would like everyone to know that this is the firm for all.read more
Daniel Mentoor
Daniel Mentoor
06:32 24 Oct 23
I send an email to SD Law and receive a call from one of there lawyers Mr Cronje Oosthuizen regarding my eviction Mr... Oosthuizen give me peace of mind and I could gladly recommend SD Law to anyone in need for a lawyer thank you Mr Oosthuizenread more
Karl Hougaard
Karl Hougaard
12:35 23 Oct 23
I contracted the team at SD Law recently for a specific and very personal matter. From the outset the professionalism... was incredible and the personalised consultation well above average of any other law firm I have dealt with to date. Communication was specific, prompt and crisp throughout the process. I will gladly refer their services without hesitation, and definitely use them for any of my own requirements.read more
BARRY HIRST
BARRY HIRST
04:59 23 Oct 23
SD Law kept their word and gave a satisfactory answer within minutes as they said they would do. I highly recomend them... due their efficiency!!read more
Kirstie Saayman
Kirstie Saayman
06:15 17 Oct 23
I highly recommend Mehra and the other lawyers at SD law firm. I had a very long divorce with many challenges, but I... felt overwhelming support from a team that were not just scary lawyers, they showed genuine compassion and kindness through a time that was not easy. They are incredibly efficient and knowledgeable.read more
Jane Avenue
Jane Avenue
12:46 01 Oct 23
After trying to reason with a very stubborn and troublesome tenant who often displayed manipulative and narcissistic... tendencies and refused to pay rent as well as vacate, we approached Simon Dippenaar & Associates. A sincere thanks and appreciation to Cronje Oosthuizen and his team who helped us navigate the lengthy eviction process. From our first engagement we were supported, guided and consistently updated throughout our ordeal making us feel as if we were their only client. A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who had a hand in helping us with the eviction. We could not have done this on our own and recommend the practice to anyone who finds themselves in the same/similar unfortunate situation. Thank you so very much!read more
Kristen Shanglee
Kristen Shanglee
11:45 21 Sep 23
Services from SD Law were efficient and professional from the start. My lawyer, Nia, dealt with the proceedings in a... compassionate and professional manner. Always ready to assist until the very end. The communication was always efficient and there were no waiting periods. I was extremely satisfied with the services provided and would definitely recommend this firm to anyone in need.read more
BH Fraser
BH Fraser
08:47 27 May 22
My wife and I engaged Simon and his team to help us with our overseas relocation. The matter involved being able to... take my step-daughter with us.From the start, we knew we had approached the right people and for us, the greatest strengths of Simon and his team is their genuine respect, empathy and caring for the well-being of our daughter and the compassion they showed to us as a couple that was going through one of the most important phases of our lives.They were always extremely transparent about what the process would entail and that helped us immensely to be able to understand our timeline and what we needed to do and also the costs involved. Without that, it's difficult to properly plan for something like this.We have recommended Simon and his team to our family and friends and that is probably the greatest testament to the trust we have in them and their abilities. In the end we felt as though we had made lifelong friends which I believe is not common in this field. We thank them from the bottom of our heart for helping us get through this and also get the outcome that we wanted.read more
Phelisa Shandu
Phelisa Shandu
01:54 24 May 22
I was delighted to have worked with Mehra, she provided me with feedback every step of the way. She made it easy for me... to understand what to expect, thank you SD law for you professionalism!read more
Janette Otto
Janette Otto
19:52 13 May 22
I was stuck in China and couldn’t come back to SA for my divorce. But I managed to find SD and they were able to help... me while being abroad. The process took under a year, all in all which isn’t the fun part. But they were thorough and kept me up to speed as often as possible. Recommend!read more
Craig
Craig
14:14 13 Apr 22
SDLaw (specifically Fritz) assisted us (trustees) with attaining new letters of authority for a trust from the masters... office in cape town during April 2022 - during a time in which attaining such letters was proving extremely difficult. We were very impressed with the communication (both style and responsiveness), and are beyond grateful as the letters were received before the anticipated date and with no additional effort from our side. I can highly recommend the team who undersell and overdeliver - which was refreshing. Thank you.read more
Berenice G
Berenice G
16:03 30 Nov 21
Very good experience. The whole process was very smooth and Mehra helped me navigate through it all. Good service.
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