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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 ...
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 ...
Sectional title tenants have recourse in disputes
When large numbers of people live in close confines, there are bound to be disagreements on noise levels, exclusive use areas, extensions to sections, building and garden maintenance, pets, satellite dishes, illegal structures, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
The cost of buying property
When considering purchasing property, it is a simple matter to calculate your bond repayments and see whether or not your savings will cover the deposit that most banks will require before ...