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Why a two-month rental deposit makes sense for landlords

For tenants, a two-month rental deposit may seem steep, but for many landlords it just makes business sense...

Issued by Private Property 23 Feb 2017

Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?

There are a number of possible reasons that could arise that lead to a tenant wanting to terminate their lease agreement before it has run it course, however, it is possible for them to get out of a lease agreement without being in breach of the contract?

By Adrian Goslett 17 Feb 2017

Here's what R10,000 rent gets you in SA's upmarket areas

If your goal is to start afresh in a new rental apartment this year, here are a few options in desirable areas that may pique your interest...

Issued by Private Property 15 Feb 2017

Your eight-point checklist for choosing student digs

Upon acceptance into a university far from home, one of the top items on that to-do list is finding accommodation...

9 Feb 2017

Are companies in business rescue protected from eviction?

This article examines the case of Kythera Court v Le Rendez-Vous Cafe CC and Another 2016, which deals with the eviction of a close corporation undergoing business rescue proceedings in terms of s129 of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 (the Act).

By Maike Gohl and Charlotte Clarke 3 Feb 2017

What are landlord vs. lessee rights during sale of tenanted property?

Tenant rights and obligations are not automatically forfeited when a landlord puts their property up for sale...

3 Feb 2017

When is your rent due?

Tenants have a particular responsibility when it comes to the payment of their rent, and failure to do so can be regarded as a breach of contract...

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Jan-Harm Swanepoel 1 Feb 2017

Know the risks before building Airbnb castles in the sky

With about 7,500 Airbnb hosts in South Africa in June 2016, the fast growing industry has boosted short-term letting in the country...

25 Jan 2017

Cape Town's high-end landlords cash in over holiday season

According to Charl and Adél Louw, principals of the Chas Everitt International franchise on the Atlantic Seaboard, it's been a bumper holiday season for the owners of rental homes on the “Riviera” of Cape Town...

16 Jan 2017

Jawitz, oobainsure launch Rent Protector

Jawitz Properties, together with oobainsure (the insurance arm of the bond originator, ooba), have launched Rent Protector, a product that aims to solve the problem of tenants having to produce a sizeable deposit to secure a property...

13 Jan 2017

Vacation rents soar on Cape Riviera

Owners of properties along the Atlantic Seaboard who had rented out their assets during the festive season enjoyed a strong period as tourists were prepared to pay premium rentals...

By Alistair Anderson 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Politics holds property hostage

The year past has been a volatile one economically, politically and socially for South Africa, and the chain of events has influenced financial markets, business confidence and of course, as a result, the property market as a whole...

By Chris Renecle 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: A look at the affordable housing space

There remains a huge interest and demand in affordable housing in South Africa...

By Karen Petersen 10 Jan 2017

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