YM Patel & Company

A renowned law-firm, in the community, for the community.

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Your future legal partner...

We are a family owned business, in existence since 1976.

Our firm is located in the community rich district of Salt River, Cape Town, where we have worked hand-in-hand with the local community for over 40 years. Our relationships with clients are long-standing, spanning multiple generations, and are proof of our personalized service and commitment to client satisfaction.

40 years experience in the legal profession has seen our firm cover a wide variety of housing, rental, eviction and civil matters, including playing an instrumental role in the historic property transfers from The City of Cape Town to the Schotsche-Kloof community.

Our firm continues to grow from strength to strength, passionate about empowering our clients with legal knowledge and tailored legal solutions.

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Attorneys at Law

  • Rentals & Evictions

  • Removal of Judgements

  • Divorce

  • Bail Applications

  • Advice on Housing Legislation

Housing and Community Development Advisors

  • Community Development Structures

  • Project Committees

  • Social Compact Agreements

  • Joint-Venture Agreements

  • Housing Development Workshops

  • Sectional Title Workshops

  • Housing Policy Advisement


  • Ante-nuptial Contracts

  • Co-Habitation Agreements

  • Power of Attorney

  • Document Authentication for Overseas Use

Administrators of Estates

  • Wills and Deceased Estates


  • Property Transfers

  • Registration of Trusts

Our Amazing Team

Image of Yusuf Patel, attorney and cofounder at YM Patel and Company

Yusuf Patel

Image of Salim Patel, lawyer, attorney, conveyancer at YM Patel and Company

Salim Patel

Image of Chelsea Wilton, candidate attorney at YM Patel and Company

Chelsea Wilton

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Saadia Dreyer

Our team is highly qualified and has a broad range of experience in legal matters, including conveyancing, housing, evictions and rental cases. Key positions held by one of our team members include, Chairperson of the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal, Vice-Chair Person of the Western Cape Housing Board, and Advisor to the National Minister of Housing on legislative matters and policy.

We fight for legal equality in all spheres of life, with one of our members having held the position of Vice-President of the Western Cape Rugby Board and an executive position on the South African Rugby Union (SARU).

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17 London Road, Salt River
Cape Town


(021) 448-2839


086 273 4638


MONDAY - FRIDAY: 8am:4pm