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My lease is about to end! What do I do?
Some of the laws that apply before and when a lease ends are set out below: If a lease ends and the tenant remains in the property with the permission of the landlord, the parties are deemed to have entered into a lease on the ...
Refunding a tenant’s deposit
A landlord must invest a tenant’s deposit in an interest-bearing account with a financial institution. The tenant may during the period of the lease request the landlord to provide him with written proof of interest on such ...
Inspections of leased premises
The tenant and the landlord together before the tenant moves into the property must inspect the property and assess the defects or damages to such property, if any, with a view to recording such defects or damages and with a view ...
Tenants’ deposits
A landlord must invest a tenant’s deposit in an interest-bearing account with a financial institution. The tenant may during the period of the lease request the landlord to provide him with written proof of interest on such ...
Onus on landlords in eviction cases
Buy-to-rent property, although slow due to the economic downturn, has lost none of its appeal for investors. But those who go this route have to familiarise themselves with a body of legislation that has grown up to protect both ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
The landlord, the tenant and the CPA
Landlords who choose to ignore the rights that their tenants enjoy under the Consumer Protection Act do so at their own peril. In order to comply with the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), property ...
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 ...