Know your rights as a tenant living in South Africa and keep yourself informed during every stage of the eviction process.
Yes, it is possible to negotiate with your landlord after receiving a Notice of Motion. However, any negotiations should be done through legal representation, and any agreement reached should be formalized in writing and submitted to the court.
Yes, you can appeal a notice to vacate. You can do this by contacting the relevant authorities, such as the Rental Housing Tribunal or a legal representative, to assist in resolving the dispute.
No, if you have been denied entry to your home, you can contact the police or seek legal assistance to regain access to your home.
No, it is not legal for your landlord to cut off your water. You have the right to access basic amenities, including water, as a tenant. Consider seeking legal assistance if this problem cannot be resolved amicably with your landlord.
You can communicate with your landlord through writing or speaking to them and request that they turn your power back on. Consider seeking legal assistance if this problem cannot be resolved amicably with your landlord.
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