Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Eastern Cape
HiIn 2018 I was renting a house in Port Elizabeth. During the lease, I was retrenched from my work and could not pay rent. I missed a few months' rent and was evicted after that. I was sent a final letter of demand after the eviction from the rental company for the arrears rent. I informed them I could not pay the full amount on the letter at one time but was willing to make a monthly payment arrangement. That was the last I heard about the situation. I now believe the landlord's lawyers are trying to contact me or send me a letter to my physical address. I gave them my email address however as I do not have a permanent residence because of Covid-19. I want to get into contact with them to offer a payment plan as I am in a position to pay it. I do not know however know-how to get in to contact with them. They have not sent me an email yet. I do believe however that they called a business that I am currently doing contract work for, they told them though they are from Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. The only details I have are the landlord's personal email address. What should I do in this situation? Can I contact the landlord directly? I don't want this to go to court or anything like that as I do owe her the money and I am not running away from it. Hope you can advise.Kind RegardsDonavan Calitz
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