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Ocean Echo Properties
Beware Fellow Landlord's and Tenants!!!

We were duped by Desiree Lategan from Ocean Echo Properties operating in the Plumstead and surrounds area into an un-managed Lease whereby she held the damages deposit. As the landlord, I have had to deal with tenants who would not pay utilities, nor rental, nor allow us access to the property for post or inspections or otherwise. We had to get lawyers involved to legally terminate the lease and followed eviction process to get the illegal occupants off our property. Even after the lease was legally cancelled and illegal occupants had left and keys given back, Desiree Lategan refused to give back our damages deposit knowing full well the extent of damages caused to the property and outstanding rental and utility bills the tenants- that she asked we please accept as tenants as a personal favor to her- accrued. She was also aware of loss of rental due to this exercise and knew we had to return the house to a more habitable state but needed the damages deposit to do so - thus forcing us to incur further loss of rental. Numerous excuses, and delays. I have handed her over to our lawyers. Other agents have disagreed with the way she operates. This is not the first report.
Author: nicolecommerford


Offender: Ocean Echo Properties

Country: South Africa   Region: All Country   City: Plumstead and Surrounds

Category: Real Estate

6 comments

Mytwo Cents 09 October 2014 04:31
The person Desiree Lategan can not be trusted she will lie,postpone and do everything in order to not repay her clients ...... be aware very aware of her. Please advise of any Business or Residential address available for her or her husband Leonard this is needed in order to track them down in order to institute legal action and to try and stop them from doing what they are doing to the trusting public.
chemonn 27 May 2017 16:54
Any luck in tracking Desiree (Des) and Leonard Lategan?
Concerned Landlord 19 August 2017 07:03
Any luck in tracing Des and Leonard Lategan?
Jenny 19 September 2017 16:16
Quote: Concerned Landlord
Any luck in tracing Des and Leonard Lategan?

Any luck? I"m so desperate
Justice For All 20 September 2017 16:54
Quote: Jenny
Quote: Concerned Landlord
Any luck in tracing Des and Leonard Lategan?

Any luck? I"m so desperate


Update: on the 25 August 2017 Desiree Lategan was arrested for fraud and thief relating to stealing tenants deposits. She is currently awaiting trial and will appear at Muizenberg Court on 30 October again. Please contact Sergeant Mdokwana 071 904 7404 if you have been a victim.

Update: on the 25 August 2017 Desiree Lategan was arrested for fraud and thief relating to stealing tenants deposits. She is currently awaiting trial and will appear at Muizenberg Court on 30 October again. Please contact Sergeant Mdokwana 071 904 7404 if you have been a victim.

Please open a case as soon as possible

Quote: Jenny
Quote: Concerned Landlord
Any luck in tracing Des and Leonard Lategan?

Any luck? I"m so desperate


Update: on the 25 August 2017 Desiree Lategan was arrested for fraud and thief relating to stealing tenants deposits. She is currently awaiting trial and will appear at Muizenberg Court on 30 October again. Please contact Sergeant Mdokwana 071 904 7404 if you have been a victim.

Quote: chemonn
Any luck in tracking Desiree (Des) and Leonard Lategan?


Update: on the 25 August 2017 Desiree Lategan was arrested for fraud and thief relating to stealing tenants deposits. She is currently awaiting trial and will appear at Muizenberg Court on 30 October again. Please contact Sergeant Mdokwana 071 904 7404 if you have been a victim.
Justice For All 21 September 2017 16:16
Update: on the 25 August 2017 Desiree Lategan was arrested for fraud and thief relating to stealing tenants deposits. She is currently awaiting trial and will appear at Muizenberg Court on 30 October again. Please contact Sergeant Mdokwana 071 904 7404 if you have been a victim.
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