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Legal aspects of renting out a property should be incorporated into lease

While many landlords use a “standard lease” when signing a rental agreement with their tenants, it should be noted that there are various legal aspects of renting out a property that might not be included in such a lease, says Michael Bauer, managing director of estate agency SAProperty.com...

11 Jul 2017

PriceCheck launches property portal

PriceCheck has launched a property portal on its e-commerce platform...

11 Jul 2017

How to avoid loss of income through damages, lack of payment

There will always be a small percentage of tenants who will either cause quite a bit of physical damage to a property or owe money to the landlord...

7 Jul 2017

Factors to consider when letting out property

While the thought of owning and letting out property is an appealing financial venture to many, there is more to being a landlord than collecting the rent each month...

5 Jul 2017

How important is security in the rental market?

Security has been a major influence in property buying decisions, with South Africans among the most security-conscience home buyers in the world...

By Adrian Goslett 28 Jun 2017

Beware the rules when Airbnb-ing sectional title property

While sectional title rentals are quite common, Paul French, commercial director for Coastal Property Management Services, says that there is a notable difference between long-term residential rentals and short-term holiday lets...

28 Jun 2017

Tips for investing in student accommodation

Student apartments can be a great option for property investors, says Andrew Schaefer, MD of national property management company Trafalgar, but only if they know which apartments to choose and how to manage their tenants...

27 Jun 2017

EAAB protects against unscrupulous agent behaviour

According to a Homeowner Insights study conducted by Absa and Columinate in 2016, only 16% of people selling their properties trusted their estate agents...

By Adrian Goslett 22 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Growing support for startups in SA, says MyRentr CEO

There's yet another property app in the market that's set to challenge the traditional model of doing business in this space...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2017

Demystifying rental deposit rules

While the Rental Housing Act clearly outlines the rules for handling rental deposits, misconceptions still abound amongst landlords and tenants...

29 May 2017

Tough times give rise to rent dodgers

More residential tenants are failing to pay their rent on time, highlighting the economic pressure on the South African consumer, say experts...

By Alistair Anderson 24 May 2017

Understanding the role of the Rental Housing Tribunal

Established during 2001, the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) assists in resolving disputes that arise between landlords and tenants...

By Adrian Goslett 22 May 2017

How can I rent again if I have a bad reference?

Private Property provides tips on how to go about renting a property when one of your previous landlords is giving you a bad reference...

Issued by Private Property 19 May 2017

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International

Echo buys shopping centre in Poland

JSE- and Luxembourg-listed Echo Polska Properties (EPP), a Polish property player, has acquired another retail asset, Galeria Solna in Inowroclaw, Poland, a step that moves EPP closer to becoming a pure retail property fund by 2019.

By Alistair Anderson 17 Jul 2017

Growthpoint increases its Australia investment

Growthpoint Australia (Goz), the subsidiary of Growthpoint Properties, the largest locally based property stock on the JSE, has bought 18.16% of Australian office and industrial-focused Reit, Industria, from 360 Capital FM for A$68.1m (about R700m).

By Alistair Anderson 14 Jul 2017

Redefine lifts Melbourne investments

Redefine Properties has acquired a second development site for student accommodation in Melbourne, Australia, expanding into this highly competitive property sector.

By Alistair Anderson 5 Jul 2017

Vukile acquires portfolio of retail properties in Spain

Vukile Property Fund (Vukile) has fulfilled the promise it made to the market that it would diversify when it announced earlier this week that it had acquired a portfolio of retail properties in Spain.

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2017

Echo Polska changes focus solely to retail property in Poland

Polish property landlord Echo Polska Properties (EPP) has decided to invest solely in retail properties as opposed to a mix of retail and offices, because of strong potential rental growth for shopping centres in the country.

By Alistair Anderson 30 Jun 2017

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