Can you get evicted from your residence during lockdown level 3?


11 days ago

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We know just how much financial pressure the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on many households since the start of Lockdown in South Africa.

Many South Africans have lost their earning potential and have seen a decrease in household income with at least one family member losing their job - and in many cases - both.

With this loss in income, there's been a number of people who have not been able to fulfil their payment agreements, which is the case below,

So what happens if you're unable to pay your rent? Is your landlord able to evict you or is there a process to follow?

We chatted to Sectional Titles Law expert, Marina Constas to find out more information about this.

The law states that there cannot be an eviction if there is no court order. If there is a court order, under the adjusted lockdown level 3, evictions are possible as the courts are granting evictions. However, the magistrate can choose to suspend the court order for eviction until a less stringent lockdown.

Marina Constas, Sectional tittles law expert - BBM Law Firm

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