Rental Viewpoint

    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.

    7 Sep

    How does rent-to-buy work in South Africa?

    The listing price of the property is fixed at the beginning of the lease agreement. The lease agreement has a purchase clause included.

    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

    Your Landlord Maintenance Responsibilities Explained - Before, During, and After a Tenant Occupies the Property

    Make everything clear in writing before the tenant moves into your property. That way, both parties are fully aware of their responsibilities.

    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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