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Tenants, just because you signed a lease agreement for 12 months, does not mean you cannot cancel the agreement. In fact, despite what your lease agreement says or what you signed, all fixed-term agreements fall within the scope of the Consumer Protection Act and you

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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? Got a question? Email david@hometimes.co.za  

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Q Hi, what effect does the death of a tenant have on a lease agreement? A 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

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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

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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

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Q 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

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Q Hi, do the same regulations apply to short-term/Airbnb letting as to long-term leases? Does short-term require specialised regulations? - Pamela A 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

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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

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Q 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

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