Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Eastern Cape
To whom it may concern,
We have lived in our rental for 8 years. When Lockdown happened our landlords called us to say they would be moving into a retirement village, and we need not worry about the rental. Fast forward to the end of August whereby we on our own accord find out that the landlords are planning to move back into the tenanted unit, I then inquired as to whether this was indeed the fact and they said yes, and that we will be served a two month notice period. We have not signed nor agreed to this. Likely we have purchased a property and as it is tenanted we are only able to move on 1 December, I then went to the landlords to ask for an additional month, which they have refused, things have become heated, and so I am seeking legal advice as what I have read up on in LOCKDOWN Level 2 this is not allowed unless we have a place to go to? I have two very young children, I am an essential worker and so have a job to do, and my husband suffered a salary lose during the duration of the hard lockdown levels. I know that an eviction notice can only be served by the courts and all parties need to agree and we as a family do not agree as we have nowhere to go, and no money to seek a months accommodation and storage, let alone having to move twice, which is all monies we are unable to provide. I would sincerely appreciate a way to ensure we have a roof over our head the month of November, any and all assistance in this regard is sincerely appreciated.