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CREATIVE EXCUSES MADE BY DEFAULTING TENANTS

Penalties for late payments and monthly reminders seem to be a lost on some tenants. Though it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to see the originality of the excuse in the moment, some of them are truly unique in hindsight. Below are some o... Read more

HOW TO GET THE LANDLORD TO BE REASONABLE WHEN ESCALATING THE RENT

Unfortunately, as with most things in life, rent goes up each year - but does this mean that tenants have no choice but to expect whatever percentage the landlord decides one? Every year on the anniversary of the lease, the rental agent and landlo... Read more

IS IT POSSIBLE TO TERMINATE A LEASE AGREEMENT WITHOUT RECOURSE?

There are a number of possible reasons that could arise that lead to a tenant wanting to terminate their lease agreement before it has run it course, however, it is possible for them to get out of a lease agreement without being in breach of the cont... Read more

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR RENTAL DEPOSIT?

It is the general practice in today’s rental market for landlords to request a deposit from their tenants before they move into the property.  In fact, according to Section 5 of the Rental Housing Act, No. 50 of 1999 a landlord is legally ... Read more