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Who Has More Rights – Landlords or Tenants?

Who Has More Rights - Landlords or Tenants?

“Tenants have all the rights these days,” is a sentiment expressed by many a frustrated landlord. Similarly, tenants often feel that despite paying a monthly fee to a specific letting agent, there is no-one fighting their corner when a landlord does not fulfil his obligations. So who is right? “The reality is that both tenants…

Are Millennials doomed to rent forever?

Are Millennials doomed to rent forever?

Although Millennials might feel like they are “doomed to rent forever” that may be overstating things a little bit, says Hajec. “In fact, quite the opposite is true as we are in a market which currently offers a wide range of affordable options which Millennials are busy purchasing as we speak. Age wise, many Millennials…

Evictions: balancing landlord and tenant rights

Evictions balancing landlord and tenant rights

Although many tenants believe that the Prevention of Illegal Eviction and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998 (PIE) will prevent a landlord from evicting them from a property once a lease has ended if they cannot find alternative accommodation, this is not necessarily the case. The individual facts of each case will be…

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