What landlords and tenants need to know about eviction Nobody wants to be evicted. And it’s rare that landlords want to evict tenants. A healthy landlord–tenant relationship is a mutually beneficial situation where one party has a home to live in and the other enjoys an income from their asset. In an ideal world, no […]
Last week we looked at the Expropriation Bill 2015 and what it means for property owners. In the second part of this article we deal with an aspect beset by controversy – compensation: how much and when. How is compensation determined? What is ‘just and equitable’? How and when will compensation be paid? It’s worth […]
In 1986, Robert Cover of Yale Law School wrote, ‘Legal interpretation takes place in a field of pain and death’. In South Africa the question of inhumane evictions and eviction rights for occupiers runs rampant in the wake of the legislations enforced during apartheid, as well as the slow pace of reform experienced by many […]
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.