Can a landlord kick you out during lockdown?

Can a landlord kick you out during lockdown? Wendy Knowler weighs in

Wendy Knowler, South Africa’s most experienced consumer journalist, answers some of your questions related to this so-called 'new normal' under lockdown since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We opened the lines for you to ask Wendy Knowler your consumer questions.

Keri from Kloof asked an important question about tenants and their rights regarding rent. The issue of rent has been tackled in many different ways during the nationwide lockdown, and while landlords have been liaising with their tenants about payment plans that will suit both parties, Wendy did highlight that COVID-19 is no defence not to pay rent.

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Another caller wanted to know if she was compelled to use sanitiser when she enters a retail store because her doctor's advised her not to use sanitiser due to her eczema.

Another listener needed to know if it was a retailer's legal right to reject cash payments because they are afraid of contracting the virus.

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Get in touch with Wendy via her website or her Facebook page. Please note that Wendy is not able to personally respond to every email she receives. If she is able to take up your case, she will contact you directly. Here are other avenues for you to consider.

READ: Getting to know Wendy Knowler – South Africa’s top Consumer Journalist


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