Asked by Loraine on 14-04-2021 14:47:46
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Gauteng
I would like to find out if we as the tenants can simply be evicted from the property we are renting because of the following situation;
We paid our rent every month on time, we paid 2 x deposit amounts upon moving in. We asked that our Landlord (private) please just use one of the Deposit amounts for the month of April and then we will pay as usual by end April. She gave us until 9 April to pay the rent in full for April but we told her that we cannot do so that is why we are asking for relief by using one of the deposit amounts. She sent an email today 14/04/2021 saying we have until end of April to move.
However, she is refuses to do use the deposit.
Can she simply just evict us for not paying one months rent, although she had the option to use one months deposit if there are two months deposit with her?
And also, the deposit we paid to her does not incure any interest monthly because it is against her religion, as stated by our Landlord herself.
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