Can a landlord charge you for borehole w...

Asked by NadiaS on 06-04-2021 12:51:27
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Eastern Cape

Can a landlord charge you for borehole water? If they want you to leave because you have asked for a municipal account to prove water charges, can they switch the water off to the premises during a level 3 pandemic in so doing force you to leave? 

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Posted by Andrew on 07-04-2021 09:51:55

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Q: Can a landlord charge you for borehole water? --> Yes.

Q: If they want you to leave because you have asked for a municipal account to prove water charges, can they switch the water off to the premises during a level 3 pandemic in so doing force you to leave?  --> No, they can't! This is illegal and is called a spoliation. You can go to the Magistrates Court to apply for a spoliation order which will force the landlord to turn the water on again.

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