Does everyone now need a written lease agreement?

Private Property South Africa
Private Property Reporter

The Rental Housing Act currently requires a lease agreement to be either written or verbal. The Rental Housing Bill proposes to change this and require all lease agreements to be in writing, both those currently in place and any new lease agreements made.

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