What are your rights as a landlord in terms of the Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999?
In terms of Section 4(5) the Rental Housing Act, the landlord’s rights against the tenant include his or her right to:
a. prompt and regular payment of a rental or any charges that may be payable in terms of a lease;
b. recover unpaid rental or any other amount that is due and payable after obtaining a ruling by the Rental Housing Tribunal or an order of a court of law;
c. terminate the lease in respect of rental housing property on grounds that do not constitute an unfair practice and are specified in the lease;
d. on termination of a lease to—
(i) receive the rental housing property in a good state of repair, save for fair wear and tear; and
(ii) repossess rental housing property having first obtained an order of court; and
e. claim compensation for damage to the rental housing property or any other improvements on the land on which the dwelling is situated, if any, caused by the tenant, a member of the tenants household or a visitor of the tenant.