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We have a contract stating that we can move into a house we rented from the owner of the property on 16 December 2017. The deposit was paid as well as rental for December 2017. On 13 December we were contacted by the owner, stating that the purchase on their new property has not yet been registered and might take another month. They did offer a refund on monies paid.
This is not acceptable as we have to vacate our current property no later than 31 December 2017. I took us months to find an acceptable rental property, so we don’t want to loose this one. What are our rights in this regard?

Category:  Property, Rental Matters

Region: South Africa, Gauteng