Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Gauteng
Question value: R 150.00
hi there, I would like to know what should I do when I am being missled by a landlord?
Okay my situation is this: I have recently moved into a two bedroom house on the 16th December 2019 and we are three people residing in the house and there is a cottage - (which the main house is sub divided) And there a an out building on the premises. I was told by my landlord (owner of the property) that each one of us has our own prepaid electricity meter box. I found out that ge lied to me and I am the only one on the property that has a meter box and have been paying for everybody's use of prepaid electricity. The landlord has oviously missled me.
In January 2020 thus year, the landlords brother (who lives in the outbuildings') car was briken into. Never the less, I was told to leave because his brother and people living on the premises were complaining that the outside spotlights were off every night and we were switching the geyser off too, so there was no hot water fir them to use.
Yes, I did swutch the geyser off to see why my electricity was consumed. So I did not know how to deal with this? But waited for "them" to complain to the owner - which they did! Secondly, the landlord -again- lied to me by saying that there were two geys on the premises. I have investigated this and found out that there is only one geyser. So everybody has been using my electricity and hot water. I feel that is very wrong.
My question is, how do I go about this the right way where my family and I do not land up on the streets without getting my money back?