Good day,Trust you are well.We have move...

Asked by Jomine on 28-04-2021 12:44:08
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Eastern Cape

Good day,

Trust you are well.

We have moved into a property in February 2021 where we advised the agent of our 2 dogs and that we need pet friendly. 

Agent had us fill in a rental application with no pet application, gave us a rental agreement saying pets allowed: 2 dogs. At no time were we made aware of estate rules as per body corporate. Only after we moved in did body corporate advise no pet application received. We completed and sent back following day to estate agent. A month went by when body corporate advised no form received yet. Held up by estate agent who apologised for delay. 

Feedback from body corporate once forms received were dogs not allowed, has to be rehomed by 8 June. 

Estate agent does not take responsibility for his negligence in assuring all rules were followed. 

Please advise email I can send all correspondence to? 

Thank you kindly. 

Warm regards, 


Answer to the Question

Posted by Att. Patrick on 29-04-2021 22:20:48

Hi there,

I see that you haven't made a payment for the question, but I'm going to assist you a little. If you want to ask a follow-up question, please make the required payment.

I assume that the agent was acting on behalf of the owner of the property?

I also assume that the body corporate was never involved in your initial discussions with the owner/agent about renting the place?

It might be the case that you'll need to cancel the lease, and move out.  Then hold the owner/agent responsible for the costs incurred by you. 

I don't know why you are angry with the body corporate if they were never a party to the original lease agreement.

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