As we head towards the end of the year, we move our attention to a topic most South Africans have had to deal with at some point in their lives. Lease agreements. Like any relationship, tenants and landlords may start off thinking the world of each other, but something as simple as a noise complaint or late payment can bring the moonshine and roses to an end. Read More
Unfortunately, due to a tough economic climate, it is becoming quite common that tenants default on their rental payments. This is a stressful circumstance for both landlord and tenant but it must be approached with caution and a full knowledge of the rights of each. Read More
Eviction has become an increasingly topical issue in South Africa.
Evictions affect landlords as well as occupants, and there are many far reaching consequences for both. It is a sensitive topic that has to be navigated circumspectly.
Landlords seeking to have illegal occupiers evicted need to deal with all the necessary requirements imposed by statute, and case law. On the other hand, occupants that are at risk of being evicted need to know their rights. Read More