If your landlord won't listen to your distress pleas, you have options

Always have a contractual/lease agreement between your landlord and yourself. PHOTO | COURTESY 

What you need to know:

  • What most tenants don't know is that they have legal rights that landlords shouldn't breach.
  • Today, we look at what you can do when your landlord pushes you to the red corner.

The media has been awash with news of landlords welding tenants' doors and taking off roofs in a bid to kick out rent defaulters. A landlord also went viral after auctioning off one of his tenants' goods even though he still had the tenant's two-month rent deposit. What most tenants don't know is that they have legal rights that landlords shouldn't breach. Today, we look at what you can do when your landlord pushes you to the red corner.

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