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Managing a property from afar

In South Africa the air B&B market has surpassed all other forms of rental accommodation online booking sites and many South Africans have latched onto the idea of letting their homes over peak holiday periods for a good income...

By Arno Hattingh, Issued by Smartlink 20 Nov 2017

Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio

"The Renaissance Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments will be a significant addition to our strong Nigeria portfolio. There is a growing need for high calibre short and extended stay lodging in Nigeria..."

16 Nov 2017

Rise of the 'rentvestors'

A new type of property buyer, the 'rentvestor', is emerging in the South African marketplace, according to Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate agency group...

8 Nov 2017

Five rental renovations to attract top tenants

So the lease ended, your tenant left and now it's time to advertise your rental property again...

By Greg Harris 7 Nov 2017

Gauteng recovers illegally occupied buildings

The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (DID) has launched an initiative to recover government buildings that are illegally occupied...

1 Nov 2017

Dealing with a demanding landlord

A difficult landlord can make a tenant's life miserable. Knowing how to deal with them is the key to keeping the relationship amiable...

Issued by Private Property 31 Oct 2017

Preferental property management platform launched

Property management platform Preferental, previously operating in its beta phase as MyRentr, hosted its official launch recently at the Property Buyer Show in Sandton...

30 Oct 2017

Nine things to consider before becoming an Airbnb host

Earning extra income from your property may be an attractive proposition but there are other factors to consider too...

Issued by Private Property 20 Oct 2017

How to deal with absconding tenants

While many landlords may rely on the rental income on their properties during tough economic times, they may also have to deal with disappearing tenants...

20 Oct 2017

Simplify your property management with Rentorr

South Africa startup Rentorr's revolutionary service, built for renters, landlords, and contractors in SA, is expected to launch later this year, with early signups now being accepted...

Issued by Rentorr 13 Oct 2017

Lack of maintenance causes breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships

Sunell Afrika, rentals manager for, says that "one of the biggest causes of a breakdown in landlord-tenant relationships is where there is a lack of maintenance or repair"...

10 Oct 2017

Is it permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb?

The ombud for community housing schemes seems to have resolved whether it is permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb in terms of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA)...

9 Oct 2017

Are your rental properties sufficiently wired?

With tenants more and more concerned about technology services, it is becoming increasingly important for landlords and their agents to advertise these features if their properties have them...

5 Oct 2017

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Nepi Rockcastle's subsidiary closes corporate bond book-build

The JSE's largest listed property group, Nepi Rockcastle, said on Friday, 17 November, that its subsidiary NE Property Cooperatief had closed the €500m corporate bond book-build announced on Thursday.

By Karl Gernetzky 20 Nov 2017

Four creative ways self-storage units can be used for business

The major reason people go into business is to make money and expand. However, the expansion part can't take place if there's no available space.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 15 Nov 2017

Redefine Properties to buy 25% stake in another Polish retail portfolio

Redefine Properties, the second largest SA-based property group, is due to expand its offshore property platform with another foray into Eastern Europe. It will acquire a 25% stake in a €1bn retail portfolio of 28 well-established assets in Poland.

By Alistair Anderson 7 Nov 2017

Mortgage rates are dropping; Now is the time to refinance

Although mortgage rates have taken a slight jump in the past month, they're still holding at a lower rate than they have in several years. This has naturally spurred an increase in mortgage applications and refinancing.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 Nov 2017

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks

From a holographic lion to talking robots and flying taxis, Saudi Arabia has dazzled investors with plans for hi-tech "giga projects" - but sceptics question their viability in an era of cheap oil.

30 Oct 2017

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