Articles related to "Utilities - Renting"

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Important information that should be included in a lease agreement
A residential lease agreement is a legally binding document so tenants should ensure that they read and understand it before signing.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions for tenants
A list of topics to research so that you fully understand your rights and obligations as a tenant, before diving headfirst into a lease agreement.
9 things that first time renters should know
Renting your first place can be intimidating. These tips for first time renters will help you go out there and flat hunt with confidence.
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?
Your rights and obligations as a property owner or tenant
Find out about the responsibilities that both a property owner and a tenant have, when it comes to renting.
Power to the people
Many of us are struggling to make ends meet as the cost of living seems to go up dramatically every month. The prices of food, petrol and clothing are increasing at an alarming rate and the news that some landlords are ...
Can a landlord legally disconnect a tenant's utilities?
Q&A with Michelle Dickens from the Tenant Profile Network Transcript: The disconnection of utilities, both electricity and water, is illegal in terms of the Rental Housing Act. That applies to residential tenants. In terms of ...
Giving landlords a jolt
Landlords in South Africa could well be forgiven for believing that the law gives their tenants all the rights.
Tenant rights and obligations
Lease agreement A lease can be in verbal or written form. Obviously a written lease agreement is recommended as this clearly sets out the rights and obligations of both the tenant and the ...