Is a landlord obligated to secure the property?

Private Property South Africa
Private Property Reporter

According to Michelle Dickens of the Tenant Profile Network, the landlord is obligated to ensure that the property is secure. The property must be fit for the purpose for which it was let, according to the Rental Housing Amendment Bill, the landlord is also responsible for maintenance of the property. The tenant is liable for any damage caused to the property. Insurance requirements are a good place to figure out what adequate security would be needed.

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