RESISTING EVICTION: ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION SCARCE
Coetzee v Pipet Place Eiendomme CC (AR509/2015)  ZAKZPHC 60 (28 June 2016)
A court will evict someone from a property if it has been shown that the person is there illegally (such as where a tenant refuses to leave after the landlord cancelled the lease). The PIE Act however obliges a court to consider various additional factors, including availability of alternative accommodation, before such an order is made. What will the outcome be if the occupier shows that it will be very difficult, though not impossible, to obtain alternative accommodation?
EXECUTION REALLY A LAST RESORT
Firstrand Bank Limited v Mdletye and Another (8145/2015)  ZAKZDHC 22 (1 July 2016)
You’ve fallen on hard times and struggle to remain up to date with your bond repayments. You understand that it follows, generally, that the bank may proceed to obtain judgment and execute against the property. Would a court adjourn granting an execution order if you resumed the monthly instalment plus an additional amount until arrears are eliminated?