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.
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Landlords and tenants often find themselves on opposing sides and one of the biggest problems they face relates to security deposits.
Landlords should make sure they have a signed photo record of the condition of the property when the tenant moves in.
A landlord is not permitted to charge a tenant for ‘fair wear and tear’, as tenants are not liable for deterioration by ordinary and reasonable use.
While living above your local supermarket or fast-food outlet can be convenient, mixing business with residential units can also present conflicts.
When signing a lease, the landlord should attach and disclose prior to signing the lease, all the terms and conditions of living in that home.
Landlords and managing agents should keep control of water and electricity accounts and not allow these to be sent directly to the tenant.
Landlords who think that they can raise residential rentals annually by 10 percent, or even more, are likely to lose good tenants.
DIY landlords are unlikely to have access to all the necessary information they need, often relying on a spoken reference or the word of the tenant.
Landlords need to have a clause in the lease which transfers responsibility to their tenants so that they are not held liable for any misbehaviour.
Renting out a small part of your home can bring in extra income, with single rooms in the Cape Peninsula commanding rentals of up to R6k a month.
House for sale in Trafalgar R 650 000
House for sale in Soshanguve R 349 000
Townhouse for sale in Sonneglans R 1 390 000
House for sale in Pretoria North R 875 000
Farm for sale in Hartbeeshoek R 2 750 000
House for sale in Albertville R 980 000
House for sale in Honeydew Ridge R 2 900 000
House for sale in Plumstead R 1 875 000
House for sale in Doornpoort R 940 000
House for sale in Karenpark R 750 000
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