We have a lease agreement with our curre...

Asked by Anonymous on 05-02-2020 20:18:27
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to North West
Question value: R 0.00

We have a lease agreement with our current tenant untill 31/12/2020. Our estate agent against our wishes did not add a 2 month notice to the addendum from the previous year. They have admitted there mistake. We received an offer for purchase on our property and informed the tenant that we would have to give him two month notice. The tenant informed the estate agents that he would consider moving if the two month notice period was rent free. We came to an agreement with the estate agents that we would accept responsibility for 1 month and that they would take responsibility for the second month. The tenant then changed his offer and requested more compensation to relocate. Is this a extortion or is the tenant within his rights to claim any amount he wishes?

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