HiI have a tenant who is renting my hous...

Asked by Anonymous on 03-04-2021 16:16:12
Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Gauteng

Hi

I have a tenant who is renting my house since December 2020, she stay with her husband and two kids. Agreed rental amount for three bedroom house, open plan kitchen and lounge, double door garage and paved house, is R4500 plus a deposit of R4500.00. The husband signed the lease agreement where is states that for late payments, will charge a 10% interest. When they both occupied the property, they didn't have enough to cover for the deposit, so they paid half and we agreed that it should be paid all by end of February, till today, they haven't paid the rest of the outstanding deposit and they missed to pay their rent for the month of March, only paid now in April 2021, meaning for March and April R9000.00

Am I been unfair in terms of the interest charge even though the agent expalined it to them that, irrespective of their financial problems and they agreed, today, they dont want to pay.

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