Rules must be attached to lease agreement

The amendments to the Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999 (RHA) once signed into law, most likely before 7 May 2014, will make it compulsory for a copy of the house rules applicable to the leased dwelling must be attached as an annexure to the lease.

The RHA defines “House Rules” as the rules in relation to the control, management, administration, use and enjoyment of the rental housing property. A copy of the house rules applicable to the leased dwelling (i.e. the management and conduct rules) must therefore be attached as an annexure to the lease. Nothing prevents a landlord from including the house rules as a part of the actual lease document.

http://www.paddocks.co.za/paddocks-press-newsletter/610-the-rental-housing-act-and-house-rules


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