Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Gauteng
I need some advise on property law.
We are currently in the process of buying a new home. The transfer of the property has not been completed as yet and we would like to take occupation. This means that we have to pay the occupation rent as signed for in the OPT. The quiry we have is there is a tenant currenlty in the garden cottage of the property.
Would like to know if we sign the occupation rent agreedment to whom will the rent go for the garden cottage.
Does the rent for the cottage go to the seller how are still the property owners?
Or does the rent need to be paid to us the buyers whom will be renting the property until the transfer is completed.?
The OPT / sales agreedment only states R12 000.00 occupational rent exluding water and electricity it does not say anything about the rent income form the cottage this is why we are unsure and requiry some advise.
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If you are going to be paying occupational rent for the property, that means that you are entitled to occupy the WHOLE property, and if there is a tenant in the garden flat, that means that you are entitled to receive that rental.
Otherwise, your occupational rent must be reduced by the same amount as the rental that the tenant is paying.
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