Articles related to "Tenant Rights"

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The rise of the ‘rentvestor’
South Africans that want to get on the property ladder but cannot afford to buy their dream home are buying cheaper properties and renting them out instead.
What should you do when you can’t pay the rent?
If you’re frequently unable to pay your rent or late with your payment then it’s essential to follow these budgeting tips.
Tenants and sectional title scheme conduct rules
The conduct of the occupiers in a sectional title scheme is governed by a set of rules. Both long-term and short-term tenants are bound by these rules.
Dealing with a demanding landlord
A difficult landlord can make a tenant’s life miserable. Knowing how to deal with them is the key to keeping the relationship amiable.
How to deal with disappearing tenants
In difficult economic times, many landlords rely on the rental income their tenants bring in – but what happens if that tenant suddenly decides to move out?
9 qualities tenants look for in a landlord
Being a landlord is not easy. It can come with all sorts of stresses and responsibilities but a lot of the stress can be alleviated by building a mutually beneficial landlord/tenant relationship.
Permission needed for short term letting of Cape Town apartments
Many apartment owners are choosing to rent out their property as short term lets but they need to check that they are legally allowed to do so.
Information on the lease agreement
Find out more about lease agreement types and what written lease agreements should and should not contain.
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.
Is my landlord obliged to provide security
Are landlords expected to provide security features like burglar bars, alarms and sensors for a tenant?