“Honey, should we stay in this house for at least one more year or do you want to move when our lease expires?”
“Let’s stay, please. I hate moving! We moved last year.”
“Okay, but the lease is increasing by another 10% if we stay on.”
Hi, my tenant has been in breach of our contract for a while now. I have put the tenant on terms but the tenant has neglected to rectify. I have thus decided to go ahead and give the tenant notice to vacate. I would, however,
Hi, I need urgent advice. I live in a rented granny flat in Bellville, Cape Town. The property is a single dwelling erf that has been subdivided into 7 rental units, but never rezoned. With the present water restrictions the landlord received a municipal fine for
Hi, I am a property owner with a problem of an informal settlement of 36 dwellings on the land. I have engaged the dwellers who are voluntarily prepared to relocate provided the eThekwini Municipality provide them with proper housing. I have gotten advice regarding the
In evictions, it is the municipality’s obligation to seek and provide alternative accommodation to tenants left homeless and destitute.
This is according to the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act (PIE) which states that a court “must” grant an eviction order if the
A court case in the Western Cape, which deals with the most provocative section of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) - Section 14 - could set a legal precedent countrywide.
The case involved an appealed eviction ruling handed down by the Goodwood Magistrates Court in which
Ernest Mashaba and his family have been evicted four times from their home in Likole Extension 1 in Katlehong, near Johannesburg. Now they face eviction for the fifth time.
Each time the sheriff and “red ants” arrive to remove their belongings from their home, Mashaba and
I have just found the perfect home and I really want to buy it. But the home already has a tenant in place. What now? - Trevor
Hi Trevor, the lease agreement is legally binding and was in place before, so it still stands - regardless
You need to find a new rental home and begin your search online. You find the perfect home in the perfect location and enquire with the agent about availability. It’s available, says the agent, and he invites you to come through to view it.
In a bizarre twist of events, a homeowner has been evicted from her own property. If you didn’t think that was even possible, it is! An immediate order of eviction was handed down in the Springs Magistrate’s Court on August 28, 2015, in favour of