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Rental Housing Act, 1999 (Act No. 50 of 1999)

Chapter 4 Rental Housing Tribunal

15. Regulations



1) The Minister must, after consultation with the standing or portfolio on housing and every MEC, by notice in the Gazette, make regulations relating to-
a) anything which may or must be prescribed under Chapter 4;
b) the procedures and manner in which the proceedings of the Tribunal must be conducted;
c) the forms and certificates to be used;
d) the notices to be given by the Tribunal in the performance of its functions, powers and duties;
e) the functions, powers and duties of inspectors for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act;
f) unfair practices, which, amongst other things may relate to-
i) the changing of locks;
ii) deposits;
iii) damage to property;
iv) demolitions and conversions;
v) [deleted by the Rental Housing Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 43 of 2007)];
vi) House Rules, subject to the provisions of the Sectional Titles Act, 1986 (Act No. 95 of 1986), where applicable;
vii) intimidation;
viii) issuing of receipts;
ix) tenants committees;
x) municipal services;
xi) nuisances;
xii) overcrowding and health matters;
xiii) tenant activities;
xiv) maintenance;
xv) reconstruction or refurbishment work; or
g) anything which is necessary to prescribe in order to achieve the purposes of this Act.


2) At least one month prior to the publication of any regulations contemplated in subsection (1), the Minister must by notice in the Gazette set out the Minister’s intention to publish regulations in the form of a Schedule forming part of such notice setting out the proposed regulations, and inviting interested persons to comment on the said regulations or make any representations which they may wish to make in regard thereto.