Asked by Anonymous on 04-05-2023 19:00:22
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Gauteng
Good day Sir/Madam
I have a question to ask
So I am a landlord of a place in Bez Valley, Johannesburg. I have a tenant that has lived in my residence for 7 months that I need to remove from the property indefinately. The reason for removal is the room he is occupying is leaking where the toilet meets the floor. Beneath that flooor is a basement. Betweeen the basement and his room floor is the support structure made from wood. His room is just above the basement and because of the leak, the floor is rotting. Furthermore the water dripping into the basement is creating a black mold issue from being in a confined space for long periods. This creates a major safety issue especially since the tenant has small kids.
The length of time needed for the repairs would make his living condition uninhabitable from the dust and debris caused by repairs.
Things to note: He signed a contract. Paid a R500 deposit
Where can i find a suitable and legally sound template for an eviction notice?
Does it count as an eviction if he is being removed for repairs instead of something that is breach of contract like non-payment?
Is it true that you have to give someone 3 months to move after serving notice?
Your help would be greatly appreciated in this confusing time.
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