Rental Housing Tribunal – The Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999 came into effect during 2000 and is the guiding legislation for the relationship that exists between tenants and landlords.
Rental Housing Tribunal creates an important body for landlords and tenants
The Rental Housing Tribunal manages complaints from both landlords and tenants and will intervene, mediate and seek resolution on any issues submitted to them. It only deals with matters relating to residential properties, however, and not commercial rentals.
The primary reason for lodging a complaint must be contesting unfair practice that has been undertaken by a landlord or tenant. The Tribunal focuses on quickly resolving disputes and must resolve a complaint within 90 days.
Finding a solution
When the Rental Housing Tribunal reaches a final resolution on a matter, it is considered a court order and must be adhered to. As with all court orders, their rulings can be appealed through the High Court.
Their has offices in each province, which oversee cases within each of its geographical areas. Most importantly, their services are free to use.
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