Articles related to "Tenant Rights"

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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?
Evictions: balancing landlord and tenant rights
Many tenants believe that they cannot be forced to vacate a property if they cannot find alternative accommodation, but this is not always the case.
What is classified as “fair wear and tear”?
It is in both the landlord’s and tenant’s best interests to know their rights, and be aware of the conditions under which a tenant’s deposit can be used.
How to deal with bad landlords
Is your landlord taking advantage of you? Follow these tips to make sure you’re protected from a current or future bad landlord.
How tenants can protect themselves from identity theft
Tenants can be left vulnerable by having to provide sensitive information to future landlords. Here’s how they can protect themselves from their information being misused.
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:
Security tips for renters
It’s imperative for tenants to consider the security of a property before signing on the dotted line.