INTRODUCTION This is an update to the article published under the same title in 2015 by Renand Pretorius and Chantelle Gladwin-Wood with a renewed emphasis (by Anja van Wijk of Schindlers) on how the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act affect the issue.  There are a number of different laws that impact residential lease agreements.
By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood, Partner and Maike Gohl, Senior Associate Introduction Our offices have taken note of an alarming increase in the number of SMS’s sent to clients by the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (“COJ”) advising that that their services would be disconnected without notice, due to an alleged breach of the payment terms of
SUMMARY This appeal concerned the consolidated appeals against two eviction applications. The Respondent, Magic Vending (Pty) Ltd applied for the eviction of the Appellants from their respective units. The court a quo granted the eviction of the Appellants, on the ground that they had failed to make payment of rental amounts to the Respondent. On
BACKGROUND The Appellant, an accountant by profession, was convicted in the Nelspruit Regional Court on 20 counts of fraud relating to false VAT claims made to the South African Revenue Service and was subsequently sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment, wholly suspended on certain conditions for a period of five years. The Appellant petitioned the Gauteng