Asked by Magriet on 18-03-2022 15:10:08
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Eastern Cape
I need advice please. Can a owner damand or force you to pay rent if the electricity is cut off because of the owner who jippoed the electricity. And can he give me 24hour notice because of that? No lease and I am pregnant.
Answer to the Question
Posted by Att. Patrick on 20-03-2022 09:14:41
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No, he can't force you to pay rental if he himself is not complying with the lease agreement. You need to tell him that you will pay your rental BUT he first needs to remedy his breach and ensure that the electricity is connected again so that you can use the house.
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