Question posted in the Property Law category relating to KwaZulu-Natal
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Would like to know what our rights are. We have been care taking a farm property for past two years where we have stayed. So lived in house for free inclusive of lights and water, in exchange for care taking farm property for owners who stay in jhb. A lease has never been signed.
On 20th March 2020 the landorld sat on our patio and told us he would like to bring an income into the farm and we would now need to pay rent as of the 1 April 2020, and then emailed us a lease to sign. Which we have not.
We said we would then look at aternative accommodation as the location of farm with regards to schooling is not working. He then told us we need to give him 3 months notice to leave..
Since then we have entered into lockdown and their has been tension between us. He has taken away all farm responsibility since he is here. The relationship has broken down between us and one of the causes has been our family dog which he does not like (please understand for past two years we have stayed on farm with no owners - they come down once a yesrfor a week) and how have issue with our dog walking around the farm. And feel he is aggressive
For both of our sakes we know after lock down we will move, due to lock down we obviously cannot go and look at other homes and have not been able to secure anything.
legally how much notice do we have to give them to move out, and secondly how much notice do they need to give us, especially considering we have not been able to look for alternate homes and we have to be realistic to finding a home in the town where our children go to school, and that is affordable, now that we will be needing to pay rents and deposits to secure something, and with lockdown we have taken a cut in salary ?
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What makes you think that you need to vacate the farm now? Why do you think that the previous agreement isn't valid and still binding?
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