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Adopt downturn survival strategies in 2019, property agents advised

With inflation expected to continue its rise for most of the year and economic growth predicted to stay slow, 2019 will see estate agencies facing mounting pressure from property owners and tenants alike...

12 hours ago

New year, new home, new rental?
New year, new home, new rental?

If you're planning to move in 2019, getting yourself rent-ready is important. Here's how to make yourself the best prospective tenant a landlord could wish for...

Issued by Private Property 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: 4 trends defining the commercial, retail property sectors in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 trends defining the commercial, retail property sectors in 2019

It's no longer about location, location, location. In the commercial and retail property spaces, the buzzword is now technology, technology, technology...

By Rowland Gurnell 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market
#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market

There are many people stating that the worst is over and that things will start improving soon...

By Paul Stevens 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Rental growth cycles - what is in store for 2019?
#BizTrends2019: Rental growth cycles - what is in store for 2019?

2018 saw the continuation of a tough economic climate keeping consumers under pressure. So it is not really surprising that rental growth dipped to levels last seen in 2014...

By Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2019

5 tips to save money when moving houses this January
5 tips to save money when moving houses this January

January demands a lot of money for most people and moving houses in 'Januworry' is a top priority for most people...

4 Jan 2019

Generation rent is a myth - housing prospects for millennials are determined by class
Generation rent is a myth - housing prospects for millennials are determined by class

Millennials have been labelled "generation rent", as growing numbers of young people are renting their homes for longer periods of their lives than their parents' generation...

By Kim McKee 3 Jan 2019

Investing in rentable property
Investing in rentable property

Purchasing a rental property is a major investment and can be a lucrative one. But before making a final decision, take a step back and do some research...

By Veruska de Vita 20 Dec 2018

Landlord for the holidays? Here's what you need to know
Landlord for the holidays? Here's what you need to know

If you are lucky enough to live in a holiday town, renting out your home (or part of it) for the festive season can be a great way to boost your income and make January a lot less bleak...

By Berry Everitt 18 Dec 2018

When can a landlord evict law-abiding tenants to renovate?
When can a landlord evict law-abiding tenants to renovate?

When can a landlord evict law-abiding tenants in order to effect refurbishments?

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 5 Dec 2018

Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane
Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane

About 50 protesters gathered at the corner of Buiten and Buitengracht Street on Tuesday, 20 November. Their aim was to prevent a crane from entering Bo-Kaap...

By Aidan Jones and Ashraf Hendricks 21 Nov 2018

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New report: Almost 40% of all possible rental tenants are high-risk

South African rental growth continues to slow, according to the latest PayProp Rental Index for Q3 2018, reaching a level of only 3.25% for the quarter...

19 Nov 2018

The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap...

By Kelly Vinett 14 Nov 2018

4 ways top security estates are increasing property and rental values
4 ways top security estates are increasing property and rental values

Few properties in South Africa can compete with the excellent price and rental growth experienced by top security estates...

By Schalk van der Merwe 14 Nov 2018

Renewed spark of activity noted in Winelands sales, rentals markets
Renewed spark of activity noted in Winelands sales, rentals markets

The growing challenge of affordability and an increasingly cautious investor sentiment have fuelled the rental market in the Winelands...

13 Nov 2018

Increase in tenant fraud is taking its toll
Increase in tenant fraud is taking its toll

An unintended consequence of the sluggish economy has been a spike in the fraudulent behaviour of would-be tenants who are desperate to sign a lease...

By Gary Palmer 12 Nov 2018

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The market will be fine, but what about the city?

There is currently much debate on whether the Cape Town property market is overheated and whether the market will come tumbling down or not...

By Deon van Zyl 6 Nov 2018

HouseME wins Round 1 of Seedstarts SA
HouseME wins Round 1 of Seedstarts SA

During Seedstars Cape Town, HouseME won the 1st round of Seedstars South Africa and will be heading to the Seedstars South Africa finals...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Rent cheap now, so you can save up to buy later
Rent cheap now, so you can save up to buy later

Here's how choosing to rent a cheaper property for a while, will help you buy your own home much faster...

Issued by Private Property 23 Oct 2018

Tips on listing your property on Airbnb
Tips on listing your property on Airbnb

Today, apart from getting home insurance quotes or figuring out property taxes, home owners have yet another thing to consider: whether or not to Airbnb their property...

Issued by Old Mutual iWYZE 22 Oct 2018

Rental scams - red flags to look out for
Rental scams - red flags to look out for

For the prospective tenant, renting a property should be a relatively easy task without hassle - provided you are well-organised and informed...

By Mark Burt 17 Oct 2018

Co-living: How less space is housing's next big thing
Co-living: How less space is housing's next big thing

Recently I spent some time abroad and while there I spent a fair amount of time in co-working spaces...

By Jacques van Embden 16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Why regular rental inspections are so important in property management
Why regular rental inspections are so important in property management

Rental inspections are a necessity when it comes to good rental management, and both landlords and tenants should stick to the terms and conditions...

By Nelio Mendes 15 Oct 2018

What you need to know about buy-to-let student accommodation
What you need to know about buy-to-let student accommodation

The demand for student accommodation has risen steeply and universities are unable to meet the demand via student residences...

By Mike Greeff 11 Oct 2018

Rental scams - how to avoid being fleeced out of your deposit
Rental scams - how to avoid being fleeced out of your deposit

Over the years, particularly with various DIY advertising portals becoming available to the layman renting out his property, various rental scams have been concocted...

By Sunell Afrika 9 Oct 2018

Tyson Properties wins Most Trusted Real Estate Brand Award for 2018
Tyson Properties wins Most Trusted Real Estate Brand Award for 2018

Global Brands Magazine has named Tyson Properties its Most Trusted Real Estate Brand for 2018 in its annual awards...

9 Oct 2018

Capetonian tenants to receive rental respite
Capetonian tenants to receive rental respite

Some minor relief is in store for Capetonian tenants as they wait with baited breath for the final axe to drop...

8 Oct 2018

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