Asked by Angelique on 21-02-2022 19:01:32
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Western Cape
Hi I'm asking on behalf of my boyfriend and his mother who are renting a apartment without any contract. When they moved in the landlord never gave them a contract to sign. Their rent is behind and the landlord gave them mouthly notice to be out of the apartment by the end of the month. Today he came to switch of the electricity and is ever since then not answering his cellphone what is legally their right and what are they supposed to do with this matter
Answer to the Question
Posted by Att. Patrick on 20-03-2022 08:42:55
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.
They have the right not to be dispossessed of electricity by the landlord. What the landlord has done is illegal. He can't just turn the electricity off. Your boyfriend and his mother can apply to the magistrate court for an order forcing the landlord to turn the electricity back on.
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