Residential versus Commercial Properties

Residential versus Commercial Properties

According to the Constitution neither a residential nor a commercial tenant may be evicted without a court order. In both cases, a court must be approached to obtain said order and only thereafter may the Sheriff be sent to execute a warrant of ejectment. Any eviction...
Sale of Property: The Seller’s Guide to Costs

Sale of Property: The Seller’s Guide to Costs

As the cost of selling property in South Africa can be significant, every owner should consider and estimate the charges that are associated with a sale before the final decision to sell the property is taken. Taking these charges into consideration, could be the...
Refunding the Rental Deposit

Refunding the Rental Deposit

The Rental Housing Act prescribes the manner in which a rental deposit should be dealt with on termination of the lease agreement. It is required that an exit inspection be arranged within seven days after the tenant vacate the property. Should one of the parties fail...