There are a number of rights and obligations that both landlords and tenants should be aware of when renting accommodation in South Africa.
The law states that landlords:
A tenant’s rights include:
Tenants are obliged to:
Disputes between the tenant and landlord, can be referred to the Rental Housing Tribunal in the province in which the property is situated. The tribunal has the power to take evidence, hold hearings, make decisions, and issue orders. Complaints can also be filed with the Renting Housing Tribunal if the landlord is charging too much for poor-quality accommodation. Tribunals can order the landlord to reduce the rent if the building is not well maintained.
Contact the provincial government for details.
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