In addition, under Section 51, a supplier cannot enter into an agreement that incorrectly indicates a consumer confirmation that no guarantee or guarantee was provided by the supplier prior to the agreement. Section 5 of the CPA specifies that it applies to residential real estate leases, subject to certain requirements. The Consumer Protection Act provides that a tenant can legally terminate a tenancy agreement if he has terminated 20 working days in advance. Some homeowners may argue that the law does not apply to them, because they do not rent real estate in “normal business” – how could an owner face such an argument? Our leases provide for a consumer to assume obligations that do not necessarily belong to them, I signed a one-year lease three years ago and then renewed for two years. However, last year we did not sign a rent extension. I have a month to head to my landlord as I move, now he wants to tie me to the lease almost four years ago and he says I have to pay, even if I go now at the end of August, I will be responsible for the rent until the end of November. In order to give content to a consumer`s right to vote, Section 14 of the CPA provides that a tenant can terminate the tenancy agreement with a period of 20 working days without having to prove that there is a violation of the agreement (substantial or not). Are our consumer rental contracts jack blends at MR CEO – Can I make a proposal? Have tenants sign a pre-rental document that records all the terms of our lease that fall into the above category and are reported in the manner described above. Hello, I have a tenant who needs to move urgently, she is back to a month to a month`s rent of a few months, the other agent now insists on the tenant to give 2 full months of termination of the lease, please note, it is now one month per month agreement, what is the rule for month to month? 20 days, or can the tenant give a shorter termination? Your urgent attention to this issue would be welcome.

Greetings, Marinetha Discover the impact of the CPA on your lease. “My point is that if the state is a tenant, that is, the lessor rents to the government, then there is no CPA that protects the government. When a legal enterprise is a tenant and exceeds the threshold of 2 million rand in assets or turnover, the CPA does not apply; for example, any company, trust, private companies, entity or partnership with assets of 2 million rand or more or a company with a turnover of more than 2 million rand or more, has no CPA protection,” he explains. Once the lessor or its representative has received the written termination, it must note the date on which the lease is to end; and should immediately begin advertising for a new tenant of the property. This responsibility is directly on the shoulders of the landlord or his broker to find a new and suitable tenant. However, the cost of this advertisement must also be taken into account, as these fees may be charged to the tenant as part and package of the “reasonable penalty” for which the lessor has the right to hold the tenant accountable; early termination of their lease. Section 14 undoubtedly applies to agreements (relevant to the scope of the law) concluded after the start of the CPA on April 1, 2011. The question above is: what happens if the contract is concluded before the start of the CPA before April 1, 2011? Do the provisions of the CPA apply to such an agreement? (We will consider in a separate section whether tenants refuse to evacuate rented dwellings in the event of cancellation and evacuation.) We reiterate that if you need custom/custom leases for housing contracts that meet all the laws and common law described above, please contact SITL Legal via info@sitllegal.co.za or www.sitllegal.co.za; If not, please wait until our affordable housing rental packages are available for sale on this website.