Permit to Relocate - some tenants and home owners can move!

The Disaster Management Regulations have just been released on the Government website which specifically allow some tenants and new home owners to move house in limited circumstances.

Once off movement for tenants and home owners:
  • If a new lease agreement was entered into before or during lockdown* i.e., before 30 April 2020;
  • If the transfer of immovable property occurred before the lockdown* period i.e., before 27 March 2020;
then these tenants and home owners can move to their new place of residence between 7 May and 7 June 2020.

The transportation of household furniture and effects is permitted for the purpose of relocation.

Please click here to download the:

Permit to Travel to another province, metropolitan area or district for the purpose of relocation

During the move the person should have:
  • A copy of the Permit signed by a SAPS Station Commander or a person designated by him or her.
  • In his or her possession the relevant lease agreement indicating the date of expiry of the old lease and date of commencement of the new lease, or the transfer documents attesting to the change in place of residence or change of ownership of property.

* Lockdown is defined in the Disaster Management Regulations to mean the period between 23H59 on 26 March, until 23H59 on 30 April 2020

Michelle Dickens
MD of TPN Credit Bureau

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