Legal Aid Eviction. Application done in 2015
Good day, My name is Nomsintizana Mtendeni. I applied for eviction on my house which is occupied by my son. I did this with Legal Aid in Butterworth as I stay in Eastern Cape at the moment and the house is in Cape Town. The application was done in 2015 already and I have not heard anything from them. Can you please assist me in this manner as to finding out where is my application or what is the progress. I have tried to phone the lawyer who is dealing with this matter and left several messages for him to call me back, but he has not.
Hello Nomsintizana. Legal Aid Board does not normally handle evictions. Besides, to qualify for legal aid they do a means test. They look at your income and property to determine whether you qualify, since legal aid is for the poor. However please contact them again and ask to speak to the head of civil matters in the Magistrates court. He or she might be of assistance in tracking your application . All the best.