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I have been renting on this property for 12 years now an there was no lease i used to pay R1300 an now all off a sudden the owner brings us a lease with a new rental of R2650 starting in 1 january 2018. Is this legal can he just up the rent so much and i cannot afford it. The owner of the property died 4 year ago an his son took over the property after the owner past on. An the property is in a bad state they want us to repair things that due to the age of the property deteroriorated. I feel this is unfair.

Category:  Property, Rental Matters

Region: South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal