Can I move? Alert Level 4 rules for tenants and landlords

South Africa’s lockdown is set to move to Alert Level 4 tomorrow, 1 May. The latest Regulations relating to the Schedule of Services and Framework of Sectors was gazetted and released on Thursday night, 29 April. They repeal all previous Regulations issued in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic dealing with the forced …

Can I move home yet? Covid-19 lockdown regulations require clarity

Does the move from level 5 lockdown to level 4 on Friday mean that people will be permitted to move home? It’s a question which tenants, new homeowners, landlords and removals companies desperately want answered. “I’m all packed, ready to move into my new home on the 1st, but there …

Rules for rental during lockdown, according to RE/MAX

Tenants are also cautioned to consider the negative effects an eviction will have on their credit score as well as their ability to rent another property.April 25, 2020 The lockdown has left many tenants and landlords in precarious positions. Regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa Adrian Goslett …

11-point plan to post-lockdown economic recovery for SA’s property sector

By Tholo Makhaola, President of the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners says already-vulnerable township businesses will bear the brunt of this pandemic if clear measures are not put into action to ensure a proper post-lockdown economic recovery for SA’s property sector. …

SA’s property sector speaks with one voice

Economic relief during the Covid-19 pandemic is the first order of business for the newly-formed council of the broader property sector, the National Property Practitioners Council (NPPC) that will represent the sector going forward on issues connected with the property industry. For the first time in the history of the …

Lockdown: Separated parents allowed to move kids between houses – new regulations

Separated parents are now allowed to move their children between houses during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, provided they meet certain legal requirements. While government had previously been unclear about the issue, new regulations regarding the matter were gazetted on Tuesday. Separated or divorced parents who want to move their children between them during the …

Stop evictions during Covid-19 lockdown – Lindiwe Sisulu

Human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu has asked municipalities to halt the eviction of citizens during the 21-day national lockdown. In a statement on Thursday, Sisulu appealed to both municipalities and private property owners to stop evictions. SA is on day seven of the 21-day lockdown, which was …

It’s official, no movement of children during lockdown. Unless…

What are the exceptions to the lockdown directives? Under the current lockdown directives, no child is allowed to be moved between parental homes, and must instead stay at the home of the primary caregiver, or the caregiver who can offer the best circumstances during the lockdown, for the duration.  Section …

‘Fake news’: Department rubbishes letter claiming landlords can’t collect rent from tenants

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. The letter, with the department’s letterhead, made the rounds on social media. It claimed that the health minister had gazetted the regulations to deal …

Divorce on the rise due to lockdown: Experts share tips on how to keep the spark alive

Couple arguing. Only about six in 10 South African marriages get to celebrate a 10th anniversary and women are most likely to file for divorce and end the union. This is according to a 2018 statistical report on marriages and divorces by Statistics SA released this week, which found that about four …

SA lockdown | Covid-19 funding measures put in place to buffer battered economy

South Africa will be under 21 days of lockdown from midnight on Thursday – with businesses in for a rough time as measures to break the spread of Covid-19 get serious.  On Monday evening President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation detailing South Africa’s next step in its action plan to curb the …

What lockdown means for tenants and landlords

For all your landlord/tenant issues please get in touch with us (Gauteng Area) Tel: 011 740 2326/7Fax: 0866 708 326Email: info@louwrenscoetzer.co.za 27 Mar 2020 South Africa is facing a major change in daily routine as President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a 21-day lockdown in order to stem the COVID-19 pandemic – effective …