Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng
good day all
in jan 2022 i moved into a property that cost R2500.00 they knew we as a gfamily were struggeling financially.
we paid for feb when we moved in they never gave me a lease aggreement and end of march i didnt have the finances to pay the rent i wanted to move they said no dont stress we can pay it when we have it then end of april i paid full rent for may and then some now my husband has found a job far away and the landlord wants to keep my belongings to cover that R2500.00 still owed i mean its my kids stuff and the bvare minimum i have what are my rights as an tenant
Message from the Lawyer
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.
The landlord can't simply keep your belongings if you don't pay the rental. The landlord can get the sheriff to attach the belongings, but the landlord can't do that himself or remove the belongings himself. If you want to take the stuff out of the house, then you can do that. The landlord can't stop you.
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