Hi There,I recently sold a domestic property that was rented out to some tenants. A rental agency dr…

Hi There,

I recently sold a domestic property that was rented out to some tenants. A rental agency drew up the original contract and there are clauses to the effect that the rental contract will transfer to the new owner. I understand that this is standard practice and am happy with the clauses.

The tenants gave the rental agency notice that they will vacate the property on the 31st of July 2019. One month prior to the contract end date of 31 August 2019.

Transfer of the property happened on the 8th of July 2019. The transferring attorneys were also informed of the tenants giving notice and that they would vacate the property on the 31st of July 2019. The transferring attorneys payed over a pro-rata rental amount for the month of July to the purchaser of the property since the tenants had already paid me rental for the month of July 2019.

The new owner of the property was not informed of the tenants giving notice that they would vacate the property 1 month early. The new owner is querying if she is due rental income for the month of August 2019.

I would like to understand if there is any basis to this query and if the new owner would be due rental income for the month of August 2019. If the new owner is due rental income for the month of August 2019 I would also like to understand who would be liable to pay this rental income.

If you need any more information please let me know.

Kind Regards,

Eric

083 6277 533

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Hi . My mom passed away recently . She left her house for me and my sister and 2 brothers . The hous…

Hi,

My mom passed away recently . She left her house for me and my sister and 2 brothers . The house are on our names and we all live in the house together . In my mother’s testament she states that my sister is in charge to collect the municipality money and to pay them .

Now my sister says we must R500 a month rent and the money thats left must go for electricity . Now she doesn’t use the left over money for electricity she uses it for herself .

I want to know MUST I pay rent in my own house or must the municipality account be devided between the children and each give their share ?

Thank you in advance

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The lady at the agency said that we will lose our deposit due to us moving out before the lease is over.

I have done my part to get the tenant to take over my part of the lease but they keep turning the tenants away. Now a month after we all read moved out the lady that signed with us the contract is looking for R 2000 from me and has involved her son hoe has not signed the contract and have him threatening me by saying he is going to take me to court and sue me for R 10,000. I would like to know what can I do?

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It is the end of May and the tenant has not addressed any emails or moved out. What rights do I have? 

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