Category Archives: Rental Housing

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

Section 14 of the 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

Click here to view/download the Unfair-Practices-Regulations-Rental-Housing-Act.pdf

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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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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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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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Huur gaat voor koop

This principle (HUUR GAAT VOOR KOOP) of the Roman-Dutch Law can be found when a property that is rented by a Lessee, is sold by the owner to a third party. Here the effect of “huur gaat voor koop” is … Continue reading

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Tenants rights and obligations

Posted by Tenant Profile Network,May 14 There are dozens of obvious and practical reasons why many individuals, families as well as businesses, rent property. For a start, renting provides the tenant with the benefits of fairly fast availability and choice. … Continue reading

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