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

Gen-Z is about to hit the property market - are we prepared?
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[Tony Clarke] 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...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Berry Everitt
Landlord for the holidays? Here's what you need to know

Landlord for the holidays? Here's what you need to know
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[Berry Everitt] 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...

Posted 8 months ago | Like
Graeme Palmer
Cessation of temporary letting of residential property by developers

Cessation of temporary letting of residential property by developers
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[Graeme Palmer] SARS released a Binding General Ruling on 25 July 2018 on the temporary letting of residential dwellings by developers, principally to provide clarity of the cessation of section 18B of the Value Added Tax Act, 1991...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Barrie Swart
How to buy to let successfully

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[Barrie Swart] Buying to let is a great investment strategy. In theory, someone else will be paying your bond while you own the asset, generating an income for years to come...

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Adrian Goslett
A landlord's guide to following up on late payments

A landlord's guide to following up on late payments
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[Adrian Goslett] You've screened the tenant thoroughly and their credit check returned a glowing review...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Bruce Swain
What you need to know about "airing" your property

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[Bruce Swain] Conversation around the braai has it that Airbnb is an easy way to let your property make money for you...

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Bill Rawson
Is the B&B life for me?

Is the B&B life for me?
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[Bill Rawson] For a lot of people, the idea of abandoning the rat race to open a little bed and breakfast in a picturesque part of the world sounds like an absolute dream come true...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Samuel Seeff
Think you're ready to invest in a rental property?

Think you're ready to invest in a rental property?[Samuel Seeff] You need to take care, there are pitfalls...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Adrian Goslett
How important is security in the rental market?

How important is security in the rental market?[Adrian Goslett] Security has been a major influence in property buying decisions, with South Africans among the most security-conscience home buyers in the world...

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Adrian Goslett
EAAB protects against unscrupulous agent behaviour

EAAB protects against unscrupulous agent behaviour
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[Adrian Goslett] According to a Homeowner Insights study conducted by Absa and Columinate in 2016, only 16% of people selling their properties trusted their estate agents...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Adrian Goslett
Be aware of possible rental scams

Be aware of possible rental scams
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[Adrian Goslett] While the internet is an extremely useful tool, it has also made it easier for criminals to prey on prospective tenants – with the number of incidences on the increase...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Adrian Goslett
How to handle a defaulting tenant

How to handle a defaulting tenant
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[Adrian Goslett] The current challenging economic circumstances have not only had an effect on those wanting to own property...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Richard Gray
Fuel price decrease will impact rental property market

Fuel price decrease will impact rental property market
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[Richard Gray] The drop in fuel prices set to happen this coming Wednesday is a welcome relief for many cash strapped consumers and businesses...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Steve Caradoc-Davies
Mitigate risks when renting out property

Mitigate risks when renting out property
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[Steve Caradoc-Davies] One of the major attractions to investing in property is capital growth, in addition to ongoing rental income...

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Rising rents lead to higher sales prices

Rising rents lead to higher sales prices[Andrea Goldswain] In high demand areas, rising rents almost always lead to higher sales prices.

Posted 5 years ago | Like
Aimeé Serrão
Off-campus student accommodation

Aimeé Serrão[Aimeé Serrão] There are numerous factors to consider when starting university. One of the most important is deciding where you are going to stay while you pursue your degree.

Posted 6 years ago | Like
Aimeé Serrão
The issue with on-campus accommodation

Aimeé Serrão[Aimeé Serrão] The availability of on-campus accommodation at many universities is a notable problem. It has been indicated by numerous studies that the main reason for this is the increasing number of students enrolling into universities. Over the last few years, enrolment numbers into universities have increased rapidly with these numbers expected to increase further in the future.

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The rights of a tenant when a property is auctioned

[Michelle Dickens] South African tenants are protected by the common law principle of "huur gaat voor koop", which essentially translates to the concept that a lease comes before a sale. This is good news for tenants, as this means that if the property they are renting is ever sold, the new landlord must honour the existing terms of the rental agreement.

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The burden of rising electricity costs on rent

[Michelle Dickens] The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has approved an 8% increase in electricity costs, agreeably not the 16% requested by Eskom, but nevertheless a figure still above inflation. However, when viewed against the previous 25% per annum increases, is this lower increase a little bit too late for most consumers?

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Tony Clarke
The many advantages of buy-to-let property investing

The many advantages of buy-to-let property investing[Tony Clarke] In the South African property sector, there is a growing interest in buy-to-let property investment right now - and this makes good sense because the advantages of this type of investment far outweigh its disadvantages.

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