Hi, I've been renting at my current flat...

Asked by RoshenM on 08-05-2014 12:12:54
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng
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Hi, I've been renting at my current flat from 2012.

Last year November a new agent took over the lease and he increased my rent from R2800 to R3000. We signed new contracts and because i was getting retrenced at work i decided to take 6 months lease. Now i get an email that my lease is expiring, if i want to renew my rent will be R3300 and i have to pay R400 renewal and R300 to top up my rent. I feel this is rediculous, why would my rent increase by R500 within 6 months. The agent said if i dont agree, i should move out. What are my rights and what can i do about this?

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