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Frequently Asked Questions for Landlords

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Information on the rights and obligations of landlords renting out residential property to tenants.

Frequently Asked Questions for Tenants

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Information on the rights and obligations of people who rent residential property from a landlord or letting agent.

Dispute Resolution Between Tenants and Landlords in Residential Properties

Dispute resolution between tenants and landlords in residential properties is a free service provided by the Rental Housing Tribunal to tenants and landlords throughout the Province of the Western Cape. Hearings and mediations are held as close as possible to the point of complaint. Important to Know

Rental Housing Tribunal

The tribunal function is to settle disputes between tenants and landlords. It comprises of five members (including a chair and vice chairperson) appointed by the Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, who each have expertise in property management, housing development and consumer matters pertaining to rental housing.

Rental Housing Tribunal

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The Rental Housing Tribunal provides a free service to tenants and landlords in the Western Cape.  Did you know?

Social Housing

Social Housing is a rental or co-operative housing option for households earning between R1 850 - R22 000 per month. Social Housing projects require management by an institution, which should be an accredited Social Housing Institution. Social Housing projects are developed within areas that contribute to spatial, economic and social development.