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Good afternoon, please provide me with some advice on a way forward. My landlady called me on 18.12.2017 to inform me that because she has not increased the rent in the last 5 years she is know increasing it by R1000 as of 1 Janary 2018. I have to give her my response by 22 December 2017. I would like to know can she actually get away with only giving me 2 weeks notice? She has increased the rent by 20% is this legal? I cannot find R1000 extra in my current budget but maybe can try to pay R400 instead. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks so much.

Category:  Property, Rental Matters

Region: South Africa, Gauteng