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Lease agreements in a volatile economic climate
Lease agreements in a volatile economic climate

As many retailers are looking to go digital and shrink their physical presence, lease agreements need to be fair and reasonable to protect both tenant and landlord in a volatile economic climate...

By Nabeela Edris 17 May 2019

Top 5 things to budget for as a landlord
Top 5 things to budget for as a landlord

What to set aside for surprise expenses that may occur for landlords...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 7 May 2019

Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal
Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal

South African property developer John Rabie has embarked on a new joint venture in Portugal, creating a €90m (over R1.4bn) residential and retail development in Amoireras, Lisbon...

3 May 2019

Why you should invest in property sooner rather than later
Why you should invest in property sooner rather than later

If you want to set yourself up for long term financial gain, investing in property is an excellent way of ensuring this and the sooner you start climbing the property ladder the sooner you start creating wealth...

By Grant Wheeler 23 Apr 2019

Divercity takes transfer of Towers Main, redevelopment set to begin
Divercity takes transfer of Towers Main, redevelopment set to begin

Divercity Urban Renewal Fund has taken transfer of the 30-storey Towers Main building in Johannesburg's ABSA Precinct...

12 Apr 2019

Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019
Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019

Kenya's real estate industry is set to boom once again in 2019, following a stagnant economy brought on by political turmoil...

9 Apr 2019

Property investment: How to make your tax returns work in your favour
Property investment: How to make your tax returns work in your favour

Through wise investment and managed expenditure, property investors can reduce the amount of money owed to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), explains Craig Hutchison, CEO of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa...

3 Apr 2019

Despite high levels of debt, older tenants are best
Despite high levels of debt, older tenants are best

According to the quarterly PayProp Rental Index, older tenants are the ideal tenants - even though they typically have higher levels of debt, they also have the highest credit scores...

28 Mar 2019

A moving out guide for tenants
A moving out guide for tenants

Moving to a new house can be a stressful time, but what do tenants need to bear in mind as the big day approaches?...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 22 Mar 2019

How to find the right tenant
How to find the right tenant

Your beautiful investment property needs the perfect tenant. Here's how to ensure that you find a good match...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 20 Mar 2019

Inner city property development scheme creates new jobs
Inner city property development scheme creates new jobs

The R9bn Jobs Fund (JF) set up by government in 2011 to co-finance public, private and non-government projects has partnered with TUHF Limited (TUHF) to transform old inner city buildings into homes...

18 Mar 2019

Creating a portable garden
Creating a portable garden

How to make your rental space feel more like home...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 12 Mar 2019

6 of the biggest landord headaches and what to do about them
6 of the biggest landord headaches and what to do about them

Rental properties can provide a healthy income stream, but they can equally provide huge headaches for landlords...

By Estelle Nagel and Benjamin Shaw 11 Mar 2019

Cape Town rental market in state of flux
Cape Town rental market in state of flux

The rental market in Cape Town is in a state of flux at the moment and tenants are possibly in a better position in terms of value for money and the choices available to them than ever before...

By Michael Bauer 11 Mar 2019

How the Rental Housing Amendment Act will affect landlords, tenants
How the Rental Housing Amendment Act will affect landlords, tenants

The Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 has been on the cards for some time, and once it is in place, landlords and tenants will have six months to comply with the new legislation. Currently, no date has been set for implementation but many experts believe it is imminent...

7 Mar 2019

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Rental growth shows first uptick in 2 years

Q4 of 2018 showed the first quarterly uptick in the rental growth rate in two years, as well as the highest quarterly year-on-year growth for the year...

28 Feb 2019

Predicted change is here
Predicted change is here

Herschel Jawitz, CEO of Jawitz Properties, Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop and Dr. Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, all agree that the residential market is in for an interesting time in 2019 in South Africa...

By Lynelle Clark, Issued by Prevance 26 Feb 2019

Rental Amendment Act will help eradicate blurred lines
Rental Amendment Act will help eradicate blurred lines

While the looming implementation of the Rental Housing Amendment Act has sparked considerable concern, many property professionals believe that there is little or no cause for panic...

26 Feb 2019

Gen-Z is about to hit the property market - are we prepared?
Gen-Z is about to hit the property market - are we prepared?

Every generation has its own idiosyncrasies when it comes to property, and knowing what these are can be an ace in the sleeve for existing owners and investors...

By Tony Clarke 11 Feb 2019

The do's and don'ts of insurance for landlords
The do's and don'ts of insurance for landlords

Along with paying off a bond on a rental property, property investors are usually also paying a monthly or annual premium for home owner's insurance...

5 Feb 2019

7 common mistakes to avoid when cancelling a lease agreement
7 common mistakes to avoid when cancelling a lease agreement

This article deals with the seven most common mistakes made in cancelling an occupant's right to reside on the property...

By Anja van Wijk and Chantelle Gladwin-Wood 4 Feb 2019

Sectional title sector predicted to continue dominating CT market
Sectional title sector predicted to continue dominating CT market

During the past decade, the sectional title sector has become a significant market disrupter with rampant development transforming the Cape Town property landscape...

4 Feb 2019

High-risk tenants spend most on rent
High-risk tenants spend most on rent

According to the PayProp Rental Index from Q3 2018, nearly two out of every five tenants in South Africa are risky...

30 Jan 2019

New local proptech app Flow raises R20m in seed funding
New local proptech app Flow raises R20m in seed funding

Local proptech startup Flow, which aims to revolutionise the rental space by rewarding good tenant behaviour, has raised R20m in seed funding...

29 Jan 2019

Cape Town's southern residential property market shows resilience
Cape Town's southern residential property market shows resilience

While 2018 was another subdued year for the Cape Town real estate market, it was not all doom and gloom...

28 Jan 2019

Student accommodation - a landlord's guide
Student accommodation - a landlord's guide

"While student accommodation does offer investors a low-risk option in terms of the possibility of prolonged vacancies," explains regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa Adrian Goslett...

23 Jan 2019

How to turn your granny flat into a money-spinner
How to turn your granny flat into a money-spinner

Does your home have a teen pad, granny flat or garden cottage? If so, you could be sitting on a great source of extra income!

By Jacqui Savage 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'
#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'

When 2018 wrapped up, we saw the rental market in South Africa continue to struggle...

By Jonathan Liebmann 22 Jan 2019

Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don't treat tenants unfairly
Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don't treat tenants unfairly

Zubeida Hendricks is 81 years old. She has lived on Goldsmith Street in Salt River, Cape Town, for 51 years. She shares the house with her son, his wife and two children...

By Wilmien Wicomb 17 Jan 2019

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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...

17 Jan 2019

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