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Can Landlords unilaterally charge for additional services?

02 May 2024

The relationship between landlord and tenant can be a complex one fraught with dangers for a careless landlord. In this... article, we explore whether a landlord can provide additional value-added services to its tenants beyond the scope of what is outlined in the lease agreement and then unilaterally charge extra for such services or remove existing services without consequence.

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Your right of pre-emption when a group of properties is being sold

14 July 2021

I rent a portion of a farm which forms part of a larger group of properties. In my lease agreement... I have a standard right of pre-emption. It has come to my attention that the owner wishes to sell the entire portfolio of properties as a single transaction, including the portion I am leasing. I don’t want to lose the property, but I’m not sure if my right of pre-emption still applies if the group of properties is being sold?

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Can I run an Airbnb from my sectional title unit?

16 March 2021

I am an owner of a sectional title unit and would like to advertise my unit for short term rentals... on Airbnb, is this legally allowed?

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Is now the time to buy or rent?

12 October 2020

I have been saving for some time now with a view to buy my own property. However, with all the... upheavals of the last year I’m wondering whether buying is still the right option and whether I should not continue renting. Any advice?

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Can my insolvency lead to termination of my lease?

11 April 2019

I own a few commercial properties that I rent out to businesses. Recently it has come to my attention that... one of my longstanding tenants is going under financially. He has nearly two years left on his term. Can I terminate his rental agreement if he becomes insolvent?

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