What grounds do I have to demand my full refund as the agents are being opportunistic retaining money from my deposit?
6 March 2012
If a lease ends and the tenant remains in the property with the permission of the landlord, the parties are deemed to have entered into a lease on the same terms as the one that ended, except that one monthâ€™s written notice may be given by either party to the other, to terminate the lease â€“ Rental Housing Act.
5 March 2012
Can my landlord deduct money from our deposit for repainting the apartment now the lease is expiring?
I hope you can help me – do you have any advice with regards to the laws pertaining to general wear and tear within a rented apartment building once a lease agreement has expired?
24 February 2012
An unlawful occupier is defined in the PIE Act as a person who occupies land without the consent of the owner or person in charge of the land or without any other right in law to occupy the land.
12 Dec 2011
A Property24 reader asks:
I was wondering if you could assist or point my query in the right direction.
I have signed a one-year lease agreement and have just been advised that the property was auctioned off and bought. The new owners have advised us that they donâ€™t have to honour the lease agreement.
There seems to be a general misconception amongst tenants that they are entitled to give 20 business daysâ€™ notice of cancellation of a lease without any financial repercussions
21 Sep 2011
On termination of a lease agreement to what extent can the landlord claim for damages? Can items include painting of walls and general cleaning? And if items were defective before occupation and brought to the landlord’s attention, can the landlord claim for those items if he did not fix them?
I have a problem with not being able to move into a house because the owner sold it (so he says) â€“ Iâ€™ve signed the contract and paid R5 300 deposit…