Category Archives: Property Law

CPA and REASONABLE cancellation fee on rental housing long term leases.

Section 14 of theĀ Consumer Protection Act, 2008 (Act No. 68 of 2008) provides for the early termination of a long term agreement between a consumer and a supplier. Section 14 (2) deals with the notice period in (b)(i)(bb) setting the … Continue reading

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Landlords, get rid of your default tenants within 30 days for almost no charge

To all landlords: If it takes you months to get rid of defaulters, you must first search for the fault with yourself, and not in the laws, because those same laws protect you as much as they do they tenant. … Continue reading

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Rental Tribunal case

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Unfair practices Rental Housing Act

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Example of a very bad lease agreement

Below is the individual pages of a lease agreement, that should end up in the rubbish bin because of many unlawful clauses in it, or clauses that tries to be lawful but can be found unlawful. I cannot imagine how … Continue reading

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PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR LANDLORDS DREADING EVICTION PROCEEDINGS

It is sadly a product of tough economic times that many people find themselves simply unable to afford basic expenses, such as monthly rental. By now, most if not all landlords are aware of the provisions of the PIE Act, … Continue reading

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What can an unpaid builders/subcontractor do on site to ensure payment

What can a builder do to enforce a claim for payment of work done? One option is that he demands payment from the person who contracted with him to perform the building worksand, if the latter remains in default, to … Continue reading

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The legal steps to evict a non paying tenant

With thanks to stbb attorneys A large majority of residential lease agreements contain a clause affording a landlord the right to summarily cancel the lease agreement, without further notice to the tenant, should the tenant fail to pay rental when … Continue reading

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The 99 year lease contract

The 99 year lease agreement is a Long Term Lease capable (the lessee is entitled to compel the lessor to register the lease, ensuring protection for the lessee) of registration in the Deeds Office against the title deed of the … Continue reading

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Illegal Evictions and the PIE ACT

The PIE Act provides procedures for eviction of unlawful occupants and prohibits unlawful evictions. The main aim of the Act is to protect both occupiers and landowners. An unlawful occupier of the land is defined as a person who occupies … Continue reading

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