When can the landlord cancel a contract of lease?

The general perception seems to be that the landlord can always cancel a contract of lease as soon as the tenant is in arrears. This is not entirely correct. The landlord can only cancel the contract if there is a clause in the contract entitling him to act as such. If there is no such […]

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Is an oral agreement of lease valid?

Is an oral agreement of lease valid? Yes. It is however advisable to rather have a properly drafted contract of lease containing all terms and conditions of the agreement and ensuring that the landlord can enforce his rights should the tenant fail to comply with his obligations in terms of the contract. Volker Krüger

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