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Estate agent refuses to return family’s R8,000 deposit

Despite everything being in order, Suzette Venter is withholding money due to client

Lindile Sifile Journalist

When Lungile Pheko left her four-bedroom house, for which she has a mortgage, for a cheaper rented house in 2019, she thought she was cutting costs for her family of six.

She didn’t know that a year later she’d be fighting to get her R8,000 deposit from her estate agent, a battle that would last more than two years...

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