Articles related to "Tenant Rights"

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Evictions just became a whole lot harder
A recent Constitutional Court judgement has ruled that residents cannot be evicted if they would be left homeless.
And the award for the worst landlord goes to…
Although for the most part, landlords are reasonable, there are some that go to extremes to make their tenant’s live’s hell.
Renting for the first time? This is what you need to know
If you’ve not rented a property before, you may not be aware of what’s required of you and how to find the best rental accommodation. These tips will help.
Understanding the terms of your rental deposit is critical
One of the most common areas of conflict between letting agents and tenants is around the refund of the tenant’s deposit.
Tenants beware – your landlord’s insurance does not cover you
Tenants are often under the misconception that their belongings are covered by landlord’s insurance. This is however, not the case, and tenants need to have their own household content policy.
10 things to do before you sign a lease
Important points to consider and pertinent questions to ask, before you sign a lease agreement.
Rental dispute? The Rental Housing Tribunal can help
The Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) assists in resolving disputes that arise between landlords and tenants.
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.
Creating a harmonious house share
Sharing a house may sound like a great idea but when things aren’t run properly, conflicts can arise. Here’s how to make sure your house share is successful.
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.