I have a property I rent. The tenant sig...

Asked by Robert on 15-04-2024 08:54:27
Question posted in the Landlord Tenant Law category relating to Western Cape

I have a property I rent. The tenant signed a lease for 12 months, Jan to Jan, however has given 20 business days notice that she will be moving. The lease does not explicitly mention a cancellation fee. I want to charge a fee of 50% of the deposit. 

From my point of view yes notice has been given but the notice is just a notice to say the contract will be broken. As such there is a fee. 

Am I correct in charging a cancellation fee?

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