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Wanted: Dead or Alive - Landlords Witholding Deposits
Tenants who believe that their landlords are unfairly withholding their deposits can report the matter to the Rental Housing Tribunal. If some of the comments left on the Private Property website ...
Protect yourself from bogus landlords
Although the Internet has made it easier to find a property to rent, it has also made it far easier for those intent on scamming you out of your money to make a living. While this has been going on for some time, a recent ...
Investing in a buy-to-let
The latest TPN (Tenant Profile Network) report, according to Stats SA, mentions that 75% of landlords are actually micro-landlords (own one to ten properties and rent them out). If you are this type of landlord it is important ...
Giving landlords a jolt
Landlords in South Africa could well be forgiven for believing that the law gives their tenants all the rights.
What does your lease say?
In a country like South Africa where crime is rife, most, if not all, people will ensure that the property in which they live has adequate security. While this may be a fairly obvious point, it seems landlords may not be quite as ...
Lease agreement pack
The South African rental industry is regulated by a myriad legislative works. Existing and new Acts are constantly reviewed, revised or drafted from scratch. In conjunction with attorney Marlon Shevelew, Tenant Profile Network ...
Your rights may come at a price
Tenants may be forgiven for thinking that they have every right to pack up and move on as they see fit, thanks to a clause in the Consumer Protection Act (CPA). However, landlords do enjoy a certain amount of protection and the ...
Your rights may come at a price
Tenants may be forgiven for thinking that they have every right to pack up and move on as they see fit, thanks to the CPA, however this is not the case.
The Rental Housing Tribunal
It is important to note that although the Rental Housing Tribunal has helped thousands of landlords and tenants resolve issues pertaining to rental properties, the service is not available throughout South Africa and at this ...
Beware of bogus agents
Although both home buyers and sellers have the legislated power to stop bogus estate agents in their tracks, many are not aware of the steps they can take – or of the dangers of dealing with ...