Hi. I rented a property in Sea Point for...

Asked by Leon on 09-11-2023 14:47:36
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Western Cape

Hi. I rented a property in Sea Point for around two-and-a-half years. The lessor is refusing to repay my deposit, and is demanding thousands extra to be payed by me. He had the flat's wooden floors painted white. During my stay some of the paint flaked where there was regular foot traffic. The floor itself wasn't damaged, only some flaking paint. It is obviously regular "Fair Wear and Tear", but the lessor claims that it is malicious damage. Can you please help? What consists of "fair wear and tear"?

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