Hi, I am currently renting a property in the Amanzimtoti area of KwaZulu-Natal. I have been in the property for 18 months and when I moved in a rental agreement was signed between a local estate agent and myself. The initial contract was for six
I need advice on what I can do or what process to follow to get my money. I am a landlord and have been working with a certain estate agency since May 2015. I never had problems with rent or any other issue until last
Hi, I have three questions:
#1 For a lease renewal, do you draw up a new lease or just an addendum?
#2 Do you credit check the tenants again?
#3 What if the owner says we don’t need to recheck the tenants – what’s our risk?
#1 In the
Is this “dunning charge” imposed by the Cape Town City Council legal? If so, is it for the landlord’s or the tenant’s account?
Insofar as dunning charges are concerned, the City of Cape Town is lawfully entitled to impose such charges upon property owners, and it is
“John, did you see the email from the managing agent?”
“No, what email?”
“Basically, the body corporate has to raise a special levy. Something like R13,000.”
“Someone hasn’t been paying their levies.”
“Thirteen thousand rands’ worth?”
“Yes. So for the next 10 months my levy is going up by
I have a tenant who has permission from the landlord to sub-let her apartment. If we do a sub-let lease, who is the landlord in this case? Do we take an additional deposit? It is an unmanaged lease, so can we charge another finder's fee
If a tenant will not sign an exit inspection, disputing, for example, damages to a built-in cupboard, can the tenant then demand that the full deposit is refunded to him and not be liable for the repairs? Note, at the incoming inspection a year ago, there was
A tenant was opening a garage door when the wind was quite strong. The garage door blew up and out of his hands and was damaged. The owner refuses to pay for the repairs as he says the tenant knew the wind was blowing and should
In line with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), may I provide information I receive from a prospective tenant (not signed up yet) to the owner of the property at this stage already? The owner asked me to send it through to her before
Our agency just did a reference check on applicants with their current landlord for purposes of placing them with a new landlord.
The previous landlord informed us they were excellent tenants, however, the son, who lives with his parents, was recently arrested for breaking and entering into