Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Western Cape
My Landlord and her Husband are going through a divorce. Every month end we pay our rental agreement into the nedbank account that we where asked to pay.
Last month my landlords husband advised us that they have changed banks and would like the rental to be payed to the old mutual account.
My wife and I did not know they where going through a divorce so we agreed to pay the rental to the old mutual account.
After we made the payment, the wife advised us that we should not have listened to her husband as they are going through a divorce and that she will speak to her husband to transfer the money from old mutual to her nedbank account and that we should not worry.
Today, 7 March 2023. The landlords husband sent us a voice note over whatsapp to say that if we dont comply and pay the money to old mutual like he wants, then he will be forced to give us immediate notice and to evict us
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.
What you need to do, in order to cover yourself, is to pay the rental into the bank account which you were originally paying the rental into. Then you can allege that you've been complying with the terms of the lease agreement.
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