Good day.I have recently moved out of th...

Asked by Malome on 29-01-2024 11:34:23
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng

Good day.

I have recently moved out of the property that I was renting. My agreed lease period was 12 months and somehow the lease agreement was 15 months and I signed it in error. It was supposed to end in June of 2023 and the lease agreement said it ends in the 30th of September with I didn't notice when I signed the lease.

So I moved out in May and I notified the landlord which she was furious about it and she asked me to leave the premises asap and leave the keys. This was in the first week of June. 

With my calculations, my landlord would have kept my deposit and I'd have to pay for the utilities at least for that month. The landlord has now come back asking for a 4 months rent plus utilities and she's threatening me with court appearances. 

Do I have to pay that 4 months rent, what do I do?

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