Good morning.I purchased property and it...

Asked by Irene on 18-08-2020 10:30:50
Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Gauteng
Question value: R 300.00

Good morning.

I purchased property and it was registered on the 23rd of March 2020. The developers failed to evict the tenant before the property was registered in my name and apologized for it and said the tenant would be served with an eviction notice at the end of March. 

The country was put under lockdown on the 27 March and the tenant was unable to move out. The developers emailed my agent and said they would pay me the occupational rent from the date of registration until the tenant is able to move out. The tenant then stayed until beginning of June. 

The rental cost was about R6500 a month and the developers have only paid an amount of R1836. They do not respond to my emails and do not attempt to communicate anything with me. 

Second issue is the purchase of the sectional unit included two appliances( a washing machine and a dishwasher). To date I have still not recieved the appliances and it has been five months since the purchase. 

I would like to know what legal recourse I can take to recover my both the appliances as well as the outstanding monies owed to me. 

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 20-08-2020 11:19:42

Hi there,

I see that you haven't made a payment for the question, but I'm going to assist you a little. If you want to ask a follow-up question, please make the required payment.

If the property is registered in your name, YOU are the one who will need to go to court to get the tenant out. You can reach an agreement with the developer that the developer will pay for the legal costs, but you, as the owner, will need to do this.

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