We moved into a property on Tuesday afte...

Asked by Tarleeyah on 04-09-2022 22:12:33
Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Gauteng

We moved into a property on Tuesday afternoon, August 30th, 2022. Upon cleaning the kitchen cupboards and noticing a few cockroaches, we sprayed them with doom. They then came in hoards and covered the counters, ceilings, cupboards, appliances and my moving boxes. We fogged the entire house on Wednesday morning; on Friday evening, there were dozens of cockroaches again crawling all over our food items and appliances. On Saturday morning we fumigated the area and used a "no roach spray."

Tonight, Sunday, September 4th, 2022 the cockroaches are back in hoards. With this infestation the house is unsanitary and not safe for us, or my 4 month old son to stay in. I've alerted the agent on Tuesday night as well as the landlord.

Is this grounds for us to break our one year lease, and to also get back our deposit and money paid to the landlord for us to secure another house? 

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