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The Magistrates’ Court Act

The Magistrates’ Court Act The landlord’s tacit hypothec gives the landlord the right to attach all movable property, brought onto the property, in order to collect rent arrears. It is a powerful weapon against a defaulting tenant and can secure the landlord’s...

Rental Housing Amendment Bill

Rental Housing Amendment Bill The Rental Housing Amendment Bill was accepted by the National Assembly on 9 September 2014. It was however recalled for argument after just a few days. The main reason for further argument at this stage was that the committee wanted to...

Lease Agreements & The Consumer Protection Act

Lease Agreements & The Consumer Protection Act The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 has considerable impact on lease agreements. The Act has been passed in order to regulate and normalise the relationships between the suppliers of various goods and services and...

Rental Housing Act

Rental Housing Act The Rental Housing Act (RHA) bears specific reference to the termination of the lease agreement. Section 5(5) of the Act states: If on expiration of the lease the tenant remains in the dwelling with the express or tacit consent of the landlord, the...