My landlord has altered the premesis dra...

Asked by Ivor on 08-07-2021 14:03:12
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Gauteng

My landlord has altered the premesis drasticaly in the past 3 months. Halfed the living space quartered  the yard space and put my animals and myself under duress. They have given me a 1000 discount on rent from 10000. I am in arears for the Covid period of level 5  locdown. I feel completely unhappy with the living space. so much so that I have given them notice I am moving out at the end of the month. I have not paid them rent for this month as I feel their discount is completely unreallistic. What should my next steps be.

Answer to the Question

Posted by Att. Patrick on 10-07-2021 22:23:37

Hi there,

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It sounds to me as if your landlord has breached your lease agreement because he has halved your living area. What you need to do is to write a letter of demand to him, giving him 7 days to give you back the whole premises, and if he doesn't, then you cancel the lease and move out!

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