Rental Advice

A subject fraught with contention in tenancies, is the paying of utilities, including water, refuse, sewerage and electricity. The most critical element in avoiding disputes and confusion is ensuring your written lease contains clear terms regarding who is responsible for the payment of utilities and at what stage these will become due. Once this has been established the party responsible will need to abide by the agreement.

One of the more delicate and contentious issues in leases in South Africa is the debate surrounding pets in tenanted properties and the restriction of keeping pets within a lease and how reasonable this is. The debate is a sensitive one as many of us...

The 7 Deadly Rental Sins …as committed by landlords, tenants and agents  We are constantly plagued by rental horror stories; nightmare tenants; greedy landlords; lazy agents and countless other woes surrounding the rental industry. Over the last ten years as a rental specialist, I have found a...