Today has been an extraordinary day – one unlike I think any of us have experienced before – not only the uncertainty about the 21 day lockdown, but, unfortunately, some (opportunistic?) people also spreading fake or untrue information.
So, to help you sift through it all I’ve decided to put together a summary for you of the most important (and confirmed) information I have managed to gather . . .
The health department has dismissed claims that Health Minister Zweli Mkhize had barred landlords from collecting rent money from their tenants for the next 90 days.
Numerous people and groups, including AfriForum, have already launched a campaign against the ‘racist policy’, but government advises that it is fake news
At 23:59 on the evening of Thursday 26 March 2020.
- Question #4: Can the tenant cancel their lease agreement in the usual way?
- Question #5: I have a vacant property, can I charge my new tenant rent from the 1st of April even though they can’t move in?
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Property attorney Marlon Shevelew says a decision on Covid-19 rent holidays needs to come from South Africa’s national executive.
“If a policy decision does not come from the top”, Shevelew says, “rental reprieves are not a realistic expectation.”
Thoughts from Robert Krautkramer . . .
Basically, it will be a question of proving that the inability to pay arose directly as a result of legal measures being implemented to deal with this disease.
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I already have an eviction order. Will the sheriff evict the occupier?
“Further clarity must be provided by the Presidency or the Judiciary on the enforcement of court orders and legal process, but it is highly unlikely that evictions will be allowed to proceed in light of the purpose of the lockdown.”, says Marlon Shevelew
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