Evicting a tenant and the rental housing tribunal | 11 July 2017

Posted on: July 11th, 2017 by Justin Hamers

Many landlords and tenants make use of the Rental Housing Tribunal to resolve disputes that arise during the existence of a lease. In the Tribunal, parties represent themselves and if legal guidance is needed, a party will consult with his attorney beforehand for advice as to his rights in the matter and the Tribunal’s procedure.

However, the Tribunal may not give an order evicting a tenant. A landlord seeking eviction, must therefore approach a Magistrate or High Court and would usually require the services of an attorney.

The attorney and landlord will follow the procedures of the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act (PIE), these being designed to provide procedural protection to a tenant before eviction.

Speak to STBB for assistance in any issue flowing from your lease agreement.

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