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Why you should choose rental homes as carefully as your own
Why you should choose rental homes as carefully as your own

When buying an investment property, you should apply the same "rules" about location, condition and security as when buying a home for yourself...

By Berry Everitt 2 days ago

Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch
Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch

Build-to-rent (BTR) is not a well-known term in South Africa, but is an investment model to watch...

By Harold Spies 6 Dec 2019

How regular maintenance can help preserve the capital value of your rental property
How regular maintenance can help preserve the capital value of your rental property

While regular maintenance on a rental property not only attracts the best tenants and secures the highest possible rent, it also helps preserve the capital value of a rental property...

28 Nov 2019

Rental growth peaks in Q3 2019 - PayProp Index
Rental growth peaks in Q3 2019 - PayProp Index

According to the PayProp Rental Index for the third quarter of 2019, September had the highest year-on-year rental growth for the year at 4.2%...

21 Nov 2019

4 important tips for Airbnb-ing your property
4 important tips for Airbnb-ing your property

As December swiftly approaches, many homeowners prepare to rent out their primary or secondary residences via Airbnb...

By Travys Wilkins 20 Nov 2019

3 tips for good returns on a holiday home
3 tips for good returns on a holiday home

A holiday home investment provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. And, with the wide variety of leisure destinations throughout the country, buyers are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a location in which to purchase a holiday home...

By Adrian Goslett 8 Nov 2019

3 basic checks to avoid a defaulting tenant
3 basic checks to avoid a defaulting tenant

With increased financial pressure on everyone in the current economic climate, landlords need to be vigilant as to how they vet and process potential tenants so as to avoid the risk of future defaults...

By Hayley Vann-Herbert 4 Nov 2019

Increased housing supply in Gauteng limiting rental growth
Increased housing supply in Gauteng limiting rental growth

Gauteng landlords can no longer easily demand high rental increases due to below-inflation income growth and an increase in housing supply in the province...

29 Oct 2019

Considerations before leasing your home for short-term rentals
Considerations before leasing your home for short-term rentals

With the holiday season drawing near, many homeowners might be carefully considering the idea of short-term letting over the peak season...

By Adrian Goslett 28 Oct 2019

Passing cost increases onto tenants - can/should it be done?
Passing cost increases onto tenants - can/should it be done?

Landlords can incur cost increases as a result of municipality property valuations escalating rates, rising insurance premiums, or as levies increase on sectional title property...

7 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Peter Mennen, head of legal at TPN, and Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property
Is a signed rental mandate absolutely necessary?

The answer is an emphatic 'yes' from Peter Mennen, head of legal at TPN...

27 Sep 2019

Dip in Western Cape rental growth rate could stabilise over next few quarters
Dip in Western Cape rental growth rate could stabilise over next few quarters

Trending downward for the past six quarters, the moving average trendline for the residential rental growth rate in the Western Cape during this 18-month period is not showing any sign of a turnaround...

26 Sep 2019

Hope on the horizon as rental market reaches equilibrium
Hope on the horizon as rental market reaches equilibrium

After 18 months of minimal growth, South African landlords may not be feeling particularly optimistic about their rental investments at present...

By Jacqui Savage 23 Sep 2019

How to spot a property scam
How to spot a property scam

The real estate industry has benefited greatly from technological advances on the one side, but on the other side...

20 Sep 2019

Affordable housing options in the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
Affordable housing options in the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town

Social enterprise housing NGO, Communicare completes the first phase of the Musgrave Park development in Diep River, Cape Town...

20 Sep 2019

Why landlords need to focus on tenant retention
Why landlords need to focus on tenant retention

The current economic situation being experienced in South Africa is putting pressure on commercial and retail property owners...

19 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: DigsConnect, the solution to student accommodation
#StartupStory: DigsConnect, the solution to student accommodation

During her honours year in Biology at UCT, Alexandria Procter effectively built and launched South Africa's first digital solution to student accommodation in South Africa, DigsConnect...

By Evan-Lee Courie 16 Sep 2019

4 ways urban lifestyle trends are changing the property landscape
4 ways urban lifestyle trends are changing the property landscape

There's a lot of talk about future cities, many of them being the sprawling metropolises of the world. The new world order for professionals, executives, and indeed millennial behaviour is to catch a taxi to work if needed, then to walk from work to gym, move on to coffee with friends - and cycle, walk or take a quick Uber home...

11 Sep 2019

Contract terms vs principals of fairness and public policy
Contract terms vs principals of fairness and public policy

Over the years, and particularly since the dawning of the Constitutional era, litigants have tried to rely on the principals of fairness and public policy to justify departure from certain contractual obligations...

By Rosanne Kinder 9 Sep 2019

Finding a new rental property
Finding a new rental property

If you are looking for a home to rent you need to prepare just as well as if you are buying a property, and many of the items on both checklists are the same...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 Sep 2019

Why the short-term rental revolution is here to stay
Why the short-term rental revolution is here to stay

It all started with the growth of the sharing economy, which has exploded over the past decade and disrupted many industries around the world, by allowing ordinary people the ability to monetise their goods and services and directly connecting them to consumers...

By Auren Freitas dos Santos 3 Sep 2019

Tenant-landlord relationship - unravelling the fine print
Tenant-landlord relationship - unravelling the fine print

While a few years ago, a very basic lease agreement was the definitive last word in the tenant-landlord relationship and common clauses included standard annual increases and simple eviction procedures requiring only a month's notice, this is no longer the case...

27 Aug 2019

Good news for landlords as rental growth remains steady
Good news for landlords as rental growth remains steady

The latest PayProp Rental Index for Q2 2019 shows growth (measured year-on-year) of 3.86%, a similar number to the growth rate measured in Q1 2019...

15 Aug 2019

How to maximise rental returns in a tough market
How to maximise rental returns in a tough market

In a slow market, where stock outnumbers prospective tenants, it's important to have a thorough understanding of the current rental market and to take a hard, objective look at your property...

6 Aug 2019

Attracting and retaining desirable tenants
Attracting and retaining desirable tenants

Buy-to-let property can be the route to wealth creation. But you need the right tenants at the right rental to make it work...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 30 Jul 2019

3 ways to spot a bad tenant
3 ways to spot a bad tenant

In today's economic climate, wasting time, energy and money on a tenant that will default on payments or stop paying completely is just not an option...

By Johette Smuts 29 Jul 2019

Trouble with the tenants? How to deal when things don't go according to plan
Trouble with the tenants? How to deal when things don't go according to plan

It starts off as the ideal investment. You leverage your good credit record on your primary property to buy a second property that you'll let out...

25 Jul 2019

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