Rental Viewpoint

    4 Mar

    What does 2024 hold for the rental market

    Explore insights into the 2024 rental market dynamics, including economic factors and investment trends affecting landlords and tenants.

    8 Feb

    Top advice for new landlords in 2024

    Receive clear, practical advice for new landlords from one of South Africa’s leading real estate agencies.

    8 Jan

    What are the current trends in the South African rental market?

    Landlords, Seeff breaks down what you need to know about South African rental market and how you can adapt to the current trends.

    2 Jan

    Rental property investment: an opportunity in South Africa's booming rental market

    Rental rates have reached their highest levels in several years. Now is the best time for buyers to seize rental property investment opportunities.

    23 Nov

    Leveraging technology for property management

    Discover how technology can streamline property management with this guide from Seeff. Leverage technology to make property management easier.

    16 Nov

    What landlords should know about selling tenanted property

    Seeff shares how to sell tenanted property, from what can and cannot be done to legal regulations, helping landlords make an informed decision.

    2 Nov

    The landlord’s guide to student rentals in 2023

    Explore our definitive guide for landlords on student rentals in 2023. From pros and cons to legal acts and important costs, we cover everything.

    30 Oct

    Lease agreement breach notice guide for tenants

    Discover how to handle lease agreement breach notices as a tenant with guidance from Seeff, as well as the steps to resolve any issues.

    5 Oct

    Rental market enjoys the best growth in over five years

    Your 2023 rental market compass: Seeff reveals the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities for landlords and tenants in South Africa.

    3 Oct

    Why rental insurance is a shield for tenants

    Is rental insurance for you? Here’s a look at rental insurance and its benefits, from safeguarding personal treasures to offering financial peace of mind.

    13 Sep

    Create your dream home from your rented space: Top tips for renters in 2023

    Learn how to make your rented space into a unique abode. With our handy tips, you’ll feel right at home with these easy adjustments.

    4 Sep

    How to set the best rental price as a landlord in 2023

    Learn how to set the best rental price in 2023 with Seeff’s advice. Here's what you should know, from local income levels to market trends.

    18 Aug

    How to encourage a positive landlord-tenant relationship in 2023

    Take action to build a positive landlord-tenant relationship in 2023. Boost your tenant retention and landlord reputation with these 11 tips.

    17 Aug

    Why the rent-to-buy market is ideal for young South Africans

    Wondering if rent-to-buy is the right option for you? We explore the buying preferences of powerful millennials searching for their dream homes.

    10 Aug

    Smart strategies to maximise your rental income

    Maximise your rental income with these practical tips. From setting the best price to implementing appealing upgrades, learn how to justify higher rental rates.

    7 Jul

    Top rental property trends in South Africa

    Landlords get expert insights and a breakdown of the growth rates and rental property trends in South Africa - directly from a leading real estate agency.

    5 Jun

    How to perform the best background check for landlords in 2023

    Keep your rental property safe and secure by ensuring reliable tenants. Seeff shares how landlords can conduct an effective background check in 2023.

    9 May

    Rent-to-buy vs home loan: which is right for you?

    Seeff breaks down the benefits of both rent-to-buy and home loans to help you make the best financing decision. Get the full details in our blog.

    9 May

    Guide to commercial landlord rights in 2023

    The best guide to commercial landlord rights and responsibilities in South Africa in 2023 from one of South Africa’s leading real estate agencies.

    16 Feb

    How landlords can legally terminate a lease agreement early

    If the lease agreement has already expired, but the tenant refuses to leave the property, the landlord may legally proceed with an eviction.

    6 Feb

    How to get your rental deposit back from your landlord

    One of the steps you can consider, is seeking legal help from an attorney specialising in landlord-tenant law to get your rental deposit back.

    28 Dec

    Short-Term Rentals in Cape Town Boom During the Holidays

    Short-term rentals in Cape Town are booming as tourists arrive seeking a beautiful holiday and local families decide to semigrate.

    21 Dec

    How to Make Money as a Landlord in South Africa Today

    Tenants can make or break the success of your rental. As a landlord, you want to choose reliable people who will make life as a landlord worthwhile.

    2 Dec

    Qualities Landlords Look for in Acceptable Tenants

    Some of the qualities landlords look for in acceptable tenants include discussing maintenance issues, maintaining the property, and paying their rent on time.

    2 Dec

    The Best Property Management Tools for Landlords

    Property management tools can make all the difference between failure and success when you are a landlord and trying to manage multiple properties

    13 Sep

    From fixer-upper to fabulous: how to renovate your older house

    Some touches from previous eras can make your property stand out, so consider what would be good to save. Work on your budget and create a decor scheme.

    1 Sep

    Seven Frequently Asked Questions and Tips for First-Time Landlords

    Do I need a rental agent, how much can I charge for property rental, these are only some of the questions we answer in the article. Read on for more info.

    28 Jul

    Understanding landlord maintenance obligations in South Africa

    Discover your responsibilities as a landlord and how to best navigate the maintenance of your property.

    30 Jun

    The importance of landlord insurance and how it protects your property investment

    Landlord insurance is there to make managing property easier for landlords. Many painful costs are covered with a landlord insurance policy.

    26 May

    Is Buy-to-Let Commercial Real Estate A Good Investment In 2022?

    Buy-to-let is the act of purchasing a property to rent out. Investing in this type of commercial real estate in South Africa can be a great way to generate income

    6 May

    Eviction order process and costs in South Africa

    An unopposed eviction roughly costs between R10 000 and R15 000. However, once it becomes an opposed eviction, the cost can increase to R100 000.

    28 Mar

    Tenant subletting: are you allowed to?

    As a tenant, can you sublet your home whether short term or long term? The simple answer is yes if allowed by your lease agreement.

    10 Mar

    Are you new to property investing? Our top tips to hiring a rental agent

    When hiring a rental agent to manage your property on your behalf, do some research and see which rental agents are most popular in your area.

    26 Jan

    Landlord Responsibilities in South Africa: What You Need To Know

    New landlords, get your questions about leases, rent, and landlord rights answered with our guide to a landlord’s responsibilities in South Africa. Read more here.

    6 Dec

    Ensuring your property investment is fit for the rental market

    Ensuring that your property is fit for rental will not only attract tenants and keep it occupied, but will protect your valuable asset.

    10 Nov

    Choose the right rental agent and optimise your rental returns

    Renting out properties might bring in a steady cash, but if you don’t choose the right rental agent your property investments could be at risk.

    2 Aug

    Why use a rental agent and how to choose the right one

    If you do not have a good calibre tenant who pays on time or looks after the property, you can quickly be left out of pocket. A rental agent can help.

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