Yes; on no account should you allow irresponsible people to affect the safety or cleanliness of the building you live in. Damaging property is a criminal offence. An individual may be prosecuted, and if convicted, will have a criminal record.
Rent must be paid on or before the 1st of the month in advance. Under exceptional circumstances you may apply for an arrangement to pay at a later date; however, approval is at the sole discretion of the landlord.
Yes; provided you do not owe any rent and that you have left the flat in the same way you received it when you moved in. A Deposit Refund Form needs to be completed and your deposit will be refunded after 14 working days net of any deductions if applicable.
No; you can share your unit with another person but you may not move out and leave the flat to someone else as you, the leaseholder, are fully responsible and liable for all charges relating to the property.
Yes; you must complete a change of occupant form. The names of the old occupants who have moved out must be stated on the form and the new ones who have moved in must provide copies of their ID books or passports and a contact number. You are responsible for all the occupants living with you. If they no longer live with you, you are required to inform the building supervisor to disconnect their fingerprint so they do not have access to the building.
Yes; we call this a change of name. You and the co-tenant must come to the Johannesburg Housing Company head office with the application form and supporting documents. Your deposit will be paid over to the co-tenant’s tenant account.