Good day. I am a small business owner. I...

Asked by SylvesterM on 24-08-2022 11:27:24
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng

Good day. I am a small business owner. In 2020 the centre where my shoip is based started a process of being sold. The landowner at the time employed illegal means to get rent that was due such as closing our shops with locks. They closed my shop in July 2020 to date. The new owner has cancelled my lease and claimed overdue rent. When the sale process started over 70% of tenants left. So the centre was a ghost town but the landlord still expected full rent. 

The matter went to the high court on an urgent basis. I couldn't attend the court case yesterday due to ill health. The judge considered the matter on basis of our affidavits and the applicant's counsels appearance. An order was granted against me. I want to appeal the judgement how do i go about it?

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