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Arrear Rental Collections – Know Your Rights

Arrear Rental Collections

Arrear Rental Collections – Unfortunately, due to a tough economic climate, it is becoming quite common that tenants default on their rental payments. This is a stressful circumstance for both landlord and tenant but it must be approached with caution and a full knowledge of the rights of each.

Arrear Rental Collections

How late can a tenant pay rent?

If a tenant is seven days late in their rental payment, they are then deemed, in the eyes of the law, to be in breach of their lease agreement. It is up the landlord to inform their tenant of this, but it does not give the landlord the right to immediately evict their tenant. Through this official notice, a landlord is giving their tenant the opportunity to resolve their breach of the lease agreement.

When should the Landlord evict the Tenant?

If the tenant does not resolve the situation, a landlord can only then look towards evicting their tenant. But, a landlord cannot evict their tenant without following the correct legal processes. For that reason, if a tenant has defaulted on their rental payments, a landlord should obtain legal assistance as soon as possible.

Arrear Rental Collections – We can help.

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Learn more about Simon Dippenaar – Simon has a B.Bus.Sci LLB degree from the University of Cape Town and is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He is also the founder and director of SD Law & Associates a private legal practice who deal in Eviction Law.

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