I leased an apartment for 10 months, but I canceled the lease after only staying for 2 months. The problem now is that my bursary was contributing towards my rent and by the time I canceled the lease, they had already paid for the entire 10 months. Now the landlord refuses to refund us the money we paid for the months I did not stay there. There is a clause in the lease agreement that says I should pay for lost rent if I cancel the lease. I however do not think it would amount to the entire years rent as I believe they found someone to move into my place as soon as I moved out, I am still trying to speak to my ex flatmates to ensure that there really was someone who moved in. Do we have a strong case here?

Category:  Property, Rental and Housing Tribunal

Region: South Africa, Western Cape