My daughter and friend hired a flat together but friends mom signed the contract with landlord. We paid the deposit on behalf of the friend into the landlords account. After 2 years the friend decided not to go on with the contract, leaving almost over night with stuff and flat keys. The landlord refuses to pay back the deposit not until he has both sets of keys. He also want to fix a hole in the dry wall(which I understand) and paint the flat, subtracting the amount of the deposit. My problem is that I haven,t signed a contract with him although I each month paid my galf of the rent into his account.

Category:  Property, Rental and Housing Tribunal

Region: South Africa, Western Cape