Seminar for agents on landlord / tenant issues

Private Property South Africa
Private Property Reporter

As a letting agent, does the thought of preparing and advising clients on advanced landlord / tenant issues leave you feeling unsure and overwhelmed? Or are you a well-versed estate agent looking to update yourself on recent legal developments?

The Professional Development Project of the Faculty of Law, UCT, is presenting one-day seminars on residential rentals, which will cover all aspects of landlord / tenant relationships, rights and legalities. Presenting attorney Marlon Shevelew will teach you how to work through complex problems and be prepared for any situation or complication that may arise during the life-cycle of the landlord / tenant relationship.

These agent seminars deal with landlord / tenant law on a comprehensive basis, including developing areas of the law, such as the Consumer Protection Act and its impact on all areas of residential letting. Marlon will look into situations outside the run-of-the-mill ones that arise during tenancies. Consideration will be paid to dealing with often-ignored lease provisions, such as those dealing with “fair wear and tear”, uncomfortable situations such as tenant deaths, as well as reconstruction of leased premises.

Emphasis will be placed on practical application using real life examples where complex and obscure areas of the law were applied. These seminars are directed towards answering all your questions on complex and unfamiliar legal issues relating to landlord-tenant law.

By attending one of these seminars, you will:

  • Understand and be able to apply the most recent court judgments that impact the landlord / tenant relationship

  • Become aware of legal issues and lease terms that many inexperienced attorneys, real estate professionals and business owners won’t know to include

  • Learn proven tactics for negotiating the most favourable lease terms for your clients

  • Explore the issues associated with early cancellations of lease agreements

  • Learn best practises for handling default and breach of contract provisions

  • Understand the importance of the Consumer Protection Act to the leasing industry

  • Understand how to legally and efficiently evict tenants and prepare effective tenant defences

  • Understand what a landlord may (and may not) legally do to a tenant

Booking information for these agent seminars on landlord / tenant issues

  • Johannesburg: 13 March

  • Durban: 23 April

  • Cape Town: 9 May

Cost and details:

The total fee is R2 000.00.

This includes:

  • a full day of expert rental property advice

  • tea and coffee

  • lunch

  • all notes (PowerPoint) and hand-outs

  • a Q & A session

  • A certificate of attendance from the University of Cape Town

Click here to download a booking form.

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