We've got news for you.

Register on SowetanLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

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...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@sowetanlive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.