Hi, I have a security deposit question.W...

Asked by Jevan├ęs on 31-07-2022 14:09:26
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to KwaZulu-Natal

Hi, I have a security deposit question.

We gave our landlord 2 week's notice as we had to move into our new place end of the month and we already found them another tenant. This tenant was meant to move in today (31 Aug) and has supposedly just told the landlord that they are not moving in anymore. 

Does the landlord have the right to not pay back my deposit even though we helped them find the new tenant and them not moving in today should not be held against us.

When we moved in, they didn't do a walk through with us, so they cannot hold maintenance against us, but there are no issues there. The contract did mention that we had to give a month's notice but we told them that we had found someone else and she had made arrangements with them and she still told me yesterday that she was moving in today.

Please help.

Message from the Lawyer

Posted by Att. Patrick on 08-08-2022 19:40:47

Hi there,

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.

What agreement did you reach with the landlord when you told him that you wanted to move out?

Att. Patrick 

Please remember this is a dialog if you have follow-up questions please make the required deposit, then use the REPLY button and ask your further question. I would like to continue assisting you, but I need to concentrate on people who make deposits for their questions - they get serviced first!

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