Amendments to the Rental Housing Act will make it necessary for residential landlords to seek professional help to manage their properties.
Leases will have to be in writing and changes include the addition of certain rights and obligations for both tenants and landlords. Read on...
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Tenants and landlords can lay complaints with the Rental Housing Tribunal over excessive rental increases, non-payment, deposit refunds and more.
Many landlords and tenants are confused about who should be responsible for municipal accounts when moving into a new home.
When selecting a rental agent there are questions that landlords should ask to assist them in vetting each agent and choosing the right one.
When an unmarried couple decide to split, all too often the remaining partner may be unable to make up the shortfall in the rent.
People who illegally occupy a property are difficult to evict, with the process often taking months and causing great loss in earnings.
There are typically three types of mandates and landlords should ensure that the terms of the service contract with the agent are crystal clear.
With the large number of tenants waiting for property, asking an agent to add you to a list or take your number will not suffice. Get some tips…
Tenants who give notice to terminate their lease but fail to vacate the property on the agreed date could become liable for the rent for that month.
In the event of liquidation, the liquidator inherits the lease agreement and will perform the insolvent’s obligations in terms of the agreement.
If the tenant is willing to communicate, make the arrears known to them and the course of action you intend to take if the breach is not remedied.
As a landlord dealing with a slow paying tenant, it’s important that you do not take the law into your own hands by disconnecting utilities.
At present a verbal rental agreement is still legally binding but all of this is set to change should the Rental Housing Amendment Bill be passed.
Because leases are two-way agreements, both the tenant and landlord can adjust their lease agreement to fit in with their individual needs.
The decision to phase out verbal agreements will make it law that all lease agreements be committed in writing and be enforceable in court.
The best way for landlords to safeguard their investment is to ensure that they find the right tenant and maintain a firm handle on their property.
Property owners should follow legal processes when renting property to avoid often-made mistakes between landlords and tenants.
It is important for any landlord or investor with a rental portfolio to familiarise themselves with the PIE Act. Read this advice...
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