Hi,We are renting a house in Port Elizab...

Asked by Jacques on 07-10-2021 09:57:34
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Eastern Cape


We are renting a house in Port Elizabeth. Our lease ends Jan 2022. The rental agent ask us about a month ago if we want to renew our lease. We said yes. We did nkt receive any renewal agreement since then.

A week ago she let us mnow that the owner are selleing the property. People already came to view the house.

My question is: we did indicate that we want to renew our lease till Jan 2023. Can the owner go ahead and just sell the property? Surely we have rights as we did indicatethat we want renew our lease.

Please advise.



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Posted by Att. Patrick on 08-10-2021 12:15:59

Hi there Jacques,

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, even if it is R150 or R200.

If you never actually signed any new agreement with the owner, then I don't think that an indication that you want to renew it is good enough. 

So, the owner would be able to sell the property. 

Even if you signed a renewal 1 year lease, the owner could still sell the property to somebody. That person would then just become the landlord.

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