n Annual Survey of South African Law - Unjustified enrichment

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0376-4605



The right of urban tenants to claim liens (to ensure the payment of compensation by their landlords for necessary and useful improvements that they had made to the leased property during the currency of the lease) was dramatically reinstated in 2006 (6) SA 605 (SCA), turning around an approach that many, including myself, (see 1993 229 at 237ff and 1994 LR 261) had accepted as correct. (The decision in the court is discussed in the chapter on the Law of Lease.)

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