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Q Hi, I signed a fixed-term lease for a year that said I am allowed two guests per week to stay over. Before I moved in the landlord emailed me to say that the guest policy has been changed and no guests are allowed. I did not accept

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Many tenants ask their landlords for first refusal, should the landlord ever decide to sell the property. “For a happy tenant the right of first refusal is a fantastic opportunity to not only remain in the property they love, but to purchase it for themselves

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“Two years ago we found the perfect home to rent: It had three large bedrooms, a small, manageable garden, large open-plan living area and it was in a great suburb. There was plenty of space for our child and dog run around!” says Midrand tenants,

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Your tenants suddenly decided to leave, in the middle of a lease contract, surely you can go ahead and recoup all possible monies owed through selling anything left at your property and find a new tenant to avoid losing any more money, right? Wrong. Natalie Muller,

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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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Did you get a lease agreement from a local stationary shop or download one from Google? If you did, chances are that it is either totally non-compliant or is outdated. This is according to Michael Bauer, MD of estate agency SAProperty.com, who says in the past

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Q Hi, over the past weekend someone drove into the electricity substation at the complex and destroyed it. Everyone in the complex is without electricity. Our tenants are now refusing to pay rental and some of them are threatening to book into hotels and charge this to

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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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