Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999

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50 of 1999

The Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999 intends:

  • to define the responsibility of Government in respect of rental housing property;
  • to create mechanisms to promote the provision of rental housing property;
  • to promote access to adequate housing through creating mechanisms to ensure the proper functioning of the rental housing market;
  • to make provision for the establishment of Rental Housing Tribunals;
  • to define the functions, powers and duties of such Tribunals;
  • to lay down general principles governing conflict resolution in the rental housing sector;
  • to provide for the facilitation of sound relations between tenants and landlords and for this purpose to lay down general requirements relating to leases;
  • to repeal the Rent Control Act, 1976; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.



1 August 2000 (Gazette 21396 of 28 July 2000)


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