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Unpaid rent: taking legal action
There has recently been an increase in the number of recalcitrant, non-paying tenants, and attorneys are being tasked by landlords to deal with the problem. And it is important for landlords to understand that they should not ...
The problem with snag lists
One of the_ most common problems_ experienced by landlords and tenants generally doesn’t take place while the property is being leased. More often than not, the biggest disputes occur once ...
Power to the tenant
Landlords who take the law into their own hands by terminating the electrical supply to a tenant’s property could well come to regret the decision. Landlords who believe that they can rewrite the law books and treat their tenants ...
The rise of tenants’ rights
The Consumer Protection Act has far-reaching consequences on the relationship between landlords and tenants. For many years, lease agreements favoured the rights of landlords, leaving tenants ...
Tenants have the Rental Housing Tribunal on their side
While tenants may not all be the shining stars landlords wish for, they have legal recourse in exercising their rights outside the courts, through the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT). To contact ...
Protection from unruly tenants
The proposed new Community Schemes Ombud Service Bill protects the rights of landlords to “good administration” in respect of scheme finances and facilities. The Bill oversees the administration of disputes in the sectional title ...
Pay your rent or face the consequences
Sectional title property presents many problems for landlords when it comes to a small amount of tenants who are living large lives that they cannot sustain, which result in rent, levies and other obligations not being paid. ...
Buying a home: you don’t have to go it alone
Buying a property is a big decision – possibly one of the most momentous decisions you’ll ever make and one that has the potential to affect your financial well-being far into the future. So it ...
The practical value of a property inspection report
With the CPA now law, property sellers (and their agents, if they are not selling privately) are obligated to disclose all defects.
Today's home buyer must-have's
While each homebuyer will have their own criteria as to what their home must have based on their life stage and personal preference, there are a few key elements that homebuyer’s seem to agree on..