Good day;i reside in an informal settlem...

Asked by Sekaname on 17-04-2021 13:49:23
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Limpopo

Good day;

i reside in an informal settlement (squater  camp) in Lephalale Municipality & I’m running a business there. I personally built my business on a stand/land that I was provided by someone on an agreement that I’ll pay him whatever I deem reasonable on a monthly basis. 

Now my “landlord” is getting greedy & wants me to pay him exorbitant amount for rent. He’s threatening to evict me out of his land/stand if I can’t afford the rent he needs, though the building is mine, & he mentioned that he had found a tenant that can afford the rent he’s looking for. 

What recourse do I have, since he doesn’t have title deed to that land/stand as he’s not the legal owner.

But I’m willing to pay him as per our original agreement we reached in good faith, but not what he’s asking for now.

Please help. 

thanks in advance 

regards 

SJ Kganya 

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