Every lease agreement should contain common clauses like annual escalations and exit clauses. But what happens when they are not included in your lease agreement?
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Hi, what effect does the death of a tenant have on a lease agreement?
In terms of the common law, a lease agreement does not automatically terminate upon the death of a party. The executor must make the decision to terminate the lease agreement and the
When it comes to retail marketing for shopping centres, direct marketing schemes conducted using different types of electronic communications (e.g. SMS, e-mail, telephone calls, snail mail) are so lucrative that landlords and tenants are allured by the benefits. Electronic communications is one of the most
This is the story of a man who owned a few properties all across the land: two-bedroom cottages, three-bedroom homes and large, old four-bedroom homes with garden flats. This man had been the lord of these homes for many years, which meant he thought he
The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA) changed the way in which rental agents do business. Agents now not only have to ensure compliance with their duties in terms of the Estate Agency Affairs Act 112 of 1976, but also have duties to the
I need to relocate to another province due to work commitments, but I signed a lease agreement four months ago. I need to understand if I am entitled to cancel my lease agreement, and if so, how much notice do I need to give? Will
Hi, do the same regulations apply to short-term/Airbnb letting as to long-term leases? Does short-term require specialised regulations? - Pamela
Hi Pamela, it should be kept in mind that there is a marked difference between long- and short-term letting, especially in respect of units that are
Lease renewal time on your house or flat has arrived, but did you know that last year’s rental hike isn’t necessarily applicable for the year ahead? The days of a “standard” 10% increase on residential properties are all but extinct and that in tough economic
We are looking at exiting our lease early due to a complete break down in trust and respect between us and our landlord.
The lease we have in place states the following with regards to early termination:
"Should the tenant cancel the lease at any time of
The Rental Housing Act states that an outgoing inspection should be arranged within seven days after the tenant vacates the property. Should one of the parties, however, fail to attend the arranged inspection, the other party is allowed to inspect the property on their own