Asked by Craig on 10-02-2024 13:48:51
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Gauteng
I own a private property with a rental cancellation clause in writing of 1 calendar month. On or about 13 January my tenant of more than 2 years informed me telephonically that he was immediately moving out, and, without paying his January rental or COJ payments. Informed me to keep his 1 month deposit. Up till this time he notified me on many occasions of his intention to buy the house - based on this expectation, I did not increase his annual rental in 2023. Upon inspecting the property I noted a number of damages caused by the tenant. My final invoice sent to the tenant via WhatsApp included fixing all damages, January and February rental and COJ invoicing, crediting his paid deposit to the final account. His feedback to the message indicated his intention to not pay. Do I have a case against this tenant. Craig Cleaver ***BLOCKED-EMAIL-ADDRESS***
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