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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Our beautiful country is faced with one of the worst droughts in history. Day Zero for Cape Town has already been moved up to 12 April, 2018. With this date fast approaching it leaves the rental market with some uncertainty regarding the legal position of
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
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, we have recently bought a property and it was transferred on 9 May, 2017. We have found that the electricity is not compliant in certain respects and the garage roof has rotting roof trusses which we were not told need to be replaced. There
Hi, why is there a clause in the lease to say the owner can sell at any time during the tenancy? Doesn't the huur gaat voor koop law protect tenants against this? - Sharon
Hi Sharon, the short answer is that the owner may want to
I have been very lucky not to have had a lot of my offers to purchase accepted by sellers. I think before I bought my first home, I had signed offers on at least five different homes for sale - all in one weekend. I
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
Is the “Three Strikes Rule”, often utilised by landlords to create an instant cancellation mechanism in the event of a tenant repetitively breaching a lease, still valid in terms of the amendments made to our common law of landlord and tenants by the Consumer Protection
Rent is late…again. As this dreadful month-end ritual unfolds, you can’t help but wonder: Will the rent be paid in full, or at all, this time? If not, what then? Can this situation be resolved? How can it be prevented? Perhaps the most common predicament