We recently wrote about the Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014, still to be gazetted. It seems the article has focused the minds of our clients and we’ve had requests for more information on what the Amendment Act means for both landlords and tenants. So we will set out here what we see as […]
Rental Housing Act – Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you will be aware of the legislative environment that protects you when it comes to letting out your property or occupying a property as a tenant. Both parties have rights, and the law seeks to ensure that neither finds their rights abused or ignored. […]
There are very strict rules regulating who exactly is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of a rented property. According to the Rental Housing Act, 1999, the landlord must provide the following for tenants: A property that is fit for living in. Proper maintenance to ensure that the home complies with all health, safety and local […]
If your tenants have improved your property, can you evict them? If you find yourself in the position where your tenants have undertaken property repairs and improvements, yet you still need to evict them, you are advised to tread very carefully.
Disputes between landlords and tenants most often arise when both or one of the parties has not adhered to the terms and conditions of a lease agreement. One of the most common disagreements arises over non-payment or late payment of rent.