Articles related to "Rental Housing Act"

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Read your lease and then sign
Generally speaking lease agreements are pretty standard documents, but there are exceptions. These are some clauses to look out for.
Tenants rights and obligations
The obligations of tenants as well as landlords are covered in statutory, as well as non-statutory law in South Africa.
Rental agreements explained
It's vitally important that landlords and tenants have a clear understanding of the various clauses found in lease agreements. Failure to do so could result in trouble for both parties.
How to cancel a residential lease
What happens when a landlord or a tenant wants to cancel a lease? What rules and what legislation apply? What protection does the law provide?
The 7 deadly rental sins to avoid
To avoid the frustration of financial loss, stress and damage to your property, make sure you are not committing these seven deadly rental sins:
The Rental Housing Tribunal: know your rights
The Rental Housing Tribunal is the official body that has been set up to resolve disputes between tenants and landlords. Here's what you need to know.
Benefits of renting over buying a property
When buying a new house doesn't fit the budget, renting is a more attractive option. What are the benefits of renting instead of buying?
How should a tenant's deposit be handled?
Both landlord and tenant rights, according to the law, on how a tenant deposit should be handled.
How does the Rental Housing Amendment Bill protect landlords?
Both tenants and landlords benefit from written lease agreements, and understanding their obligations.
How does the Rental Housing Amendment Bill benefit tenants?
Tenants will benefit from the new regulations around renting, specifically from having written lease agreements.