Disgruntled tenants often feel powerless when it comes to landlords. But the Gauteng Rental Housing Tribunal offers an array of mediation services to resolve disputes between tenants and landlords throughout the province.
702's John Robbie spoke to chairperson of the organisation, Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi, about this service and the help it offers.
Listen to the interview below:
We not only mediate disputes but we also advocate disputes. We advocate disputes between landlords and tenants.— Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi, Gauteng
The lease doesn't have to be a written lease, it can be verbal. You can lodge a complaint with the rental housing tribunal and we'll try to reslove the dispute.— Mamodupi Mohlala- Mulaudzi, Gauteng Rental Housing Tribunal
We have the same powers as a court of law. So if the party chooses to not comply with the court order we've issued, we will give a ruling which will be enforced by the Sheriff.— Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi, Gauteng Rental Agency Tribunal