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Tenant gets no support to evict ex-partner

By Daily News Published on Monday, 23 October 2023
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation
A legal tenant at a City of Cape Town-owned property is struggling to receive support from officials to evict individuals who have occupied the flat.

Cape Flats eviction case heads to court

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
Hundreds of people living on land earmarked for the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) are heading to court later this month to fight their eviction.

High Court upholds HRC's eviction findings

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 July 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
Mpumalanga High Court (Mbombela) Acting Judge Johannes Roelofse has affirmed findings by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) that the conduct of the Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (Mega) contributed to the illegal removal of a man from his home.

SCA rules against students in eviction case

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 July 2023
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
The SCA has found that the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act (PIE) doesn’t apply to student accommodation. It ruled that student accommodation doesn’t constitute a ‘home’, reports HeraldLIVE.

Landlord ordered to restore defaulting tenants’ services

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 June 2023
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has ruled a landlord may not cut off electricity and water supply without a court order, even if rent has not been paid.

Eviction of families from church property unlawful

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 30 May 2023
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Property Law
The St Engenas ZCC church was compelled to seek alternative accommodation and groceries after its church leaders unlawfully evicted people from a building owned by the City of Johannesburg, demolished it and left the occupants destitute.

City wins eviction application against school residents

By Daily News Published on Monday, 29 May 2023
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
A group of about 25 people living at the old circus school in Observatory have to leave the property by 31 July, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court has ruled.

Disaster no reason to withhold rent

By Daily News Published on Monday, 24 April 2023
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
The Butcher Shop and Grill in Mouille Point has lost its SCA bid to overturn a High Court order that mandated it to pay withheld rent of more than R2m owed to the landlord, the Bymyam Trust.

Bid to have eviction order nullified fails

By Daily News Published on Friday, 21 April 2023
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
Mohammed Moosa – who refused to move from a property in Constantia that was sold after a creditor obtained a default judgment against him – has had his application to appeal against an eviction order nullified.

Why the PIE Act should be defended

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 12 January 2023
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Landlord Tenant Law #Property Law
The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from an Unlawful Occupation of Land Act (the PIE Act) protects the rights of people who have no legal right to the land on which they reside.

District Six tenants fight eviction threat

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 December 2022
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
District Six residents who survived apartheid’s forced removals have decried an impending eviction akin to those of the Group Areas Act.

Tenants lose R1.6m rental arrears case

By Daily News Published on Friday, 02 December 2022
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation
Social housing giant Communicare has welcomed a judgment in the Western Cape High Court in a case it brought against several tenants of its Sakabula apartment complex in Ruyterwacht over R1.6m in rent arrears.

Hotel group heads to ConCourt over eviction

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation
Private hotel group Ma-Afrika Hotels has launched an application for leave to appeal an eviction order – brought by its landlord Venezia Trust – to the Constitutional Court, citing the Covid-19 pandemic and related government-imposed lockdown restrictions as reasons why the group failed to pay its rent.

SCA reserves Bromwell Street judgment

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 15 November 2022
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
The remaining residents of Bromwell Street in Woodstock, Cape Town are staying put after the SCA reserved judgment in their eviction case against the city.

Mkhwebane faces eviction from ministerial estate

By Daily News Published on Monday, 07 November 2022
Tags: #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation
Suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is on the verge of being evicted from the prestigious Bryntirion ministerial estate in Pretoria, where she has been living at great expense to taxpayers.

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