Certain significant amendments to the Rental Housing Act were recently enacted by our legislature. Although the new provisions are not effective yet, as a date for coming into operation must still be announced, it is prudent for all property practitioners to become acquainted with the new requirements so as not to be caught unawares. We discuss here the most important changes introduced by the amendments on residential leases and advise on key aspects relevant to the date of coming into operation thereof.
Corlene Mostert is a practicing Attorney and Conveyancer based at the Helderberg branch of STBB. Corlene commenced her studies at the University of Stellenbosch where she obtained a BA (LAW) LLB LLM degrees. She obtained her Master's degree in Law while finishing her articles at a law firm in Cape Town and was admitted as an Attorney in 1996. She specialized in constitutional litigation issues, concerning land specifically reform , and then decided it was time for a career change and was admitted as a Conveyancer in 2007. Corlene now specializes in property law and enjoys assisting her clients in making the law, property and conveyancing law in particular, more accessible and understandable.