The Rental Housing Amendment Bill

Private Property South Africa
Private Property Reporter

Michelle Dickens from the Tenant Profile Network tells us the changes that the Rental Housing Amendment Bill states: Lease agreements must now be in writing, rights and obligations from the Bill must be included in this lease agreement. The rental deposit will not form part of the liquidated or deceased estate from the landlord's perspective. Landlords are required to maintain the property to be fit for the purpose for which it was let. The Rental Housing Tribunal also has additions.

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