I am a tenant renting an apartment that ...

Asked by normandy on 09-04-2021 16:55:58
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Western Cape

I am a tenant renting an apartment that is on the market for sale. It is not uncommon for Estate Agents and also their clients to video film the interior of the apartment without my consent (that includes my person and my possessions inside the apartment). Do you know if this is legal in South Africa when the appointment was to view the property and no mention was ever made that they intended to also film the interior? I would appreciate your thoughts on this.

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 12-04-2021 16:35:58

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There is no law that says that an owner can't video the inside of an apartment, or that he can't. It is simply up you the parties to decide what can/can't happen. My feeling is that if you let the agent in and allowed them to film the inside, you've basically consented to it taking place. 

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