HiI have someone renting a spare room in...

Asked by Leslie on 21-02-2020 11:15:25
Question posted in the Consumer Protection Law category relating to Western Cape
Question value: R 150.00

Hi

I have someone renting a spare room in my home. She has been there since July 2019. Intially we verbally agreed to a month to month rental with a 30 day notice period, and now, she has requested a lease agreement, which I have drafted, but she has the following objection: The agreement does not seem to take into consideration the Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999 (RHA), the Consumer Protection Act 86 of 2008 (CPA) and Common Law – all of which govern rental agreements between tenants and landlords.My question is whether there is need to factor in these Acts if the verbal agreement was initially month to month?Also, initial agreemnet was that the rental should be paid in full before the 10th of the month, and so far this has not been upheld - she pays erratically - one month even paying the last few hundred Rand during the first week of the next month! Whay legal recourse do I have with this person right now if I wanted to give her immediate notice?

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