Asked by Skyforge on 08-01-2021 06:52:13
Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Gauteng
We are currently in an argument with our landlord in regards to penalties that were issued after paying our rent late due to my company losing a lot of clients liquidating. We have been staying in this complex for 7 years and have never missed our rent once. however, we were issued with an R2000 penalty on our R5000 rent which is unacceptable, and are now being threatened with legal actions. We do not have the capital to pay this penalty as our income has decreased by at least 15%. We have requested downpayment terms but not getting a response. How can we get this issue rectified? I Should also mention that I work in the IT field and my fiance works as an accountant at a logistics company, so we both drive a lot and with the company doing very bad we cannot assign petrol salary so our petrol expenses are also coming out of our pocket. which comes to the point where we have the to either pay for petrol to get to work or pay penalties on our apartment and unable to get to work as they are not giving us any alternatives
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