We where given notice at our previous re...

Asked by MLBotha on 11-03-2021 12:34:35
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng

We where given notice at our previous residence. The landlord now wants to take us to small claims court for the outstanding Tshwane Account which is on her name, not mine. We are willing to settle the outstanding amount but we are unable to do so immediately. The landlord has been harassing me and has been verbally abusive so much so that I suffered a nervous breakdown. Does she have grounds to take us to small claims court even though we are not disputing the amount owed and are willing to make payment arrangements? 

Answer to the Question

Posted by Att. Patrick on 12-03-2021 11:37:25

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Yes, unfortunately, if there is an obligation on you to pay the account, she can take you to the Small Claims Court to enforce her claim.

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