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Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricksArticle

While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears...

1 day ago

Residential property remains a sound option for investment
Residential property remains a sound option for investmentArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has prompted many people to reassess their priorities and make changes and life choices that reflect a more balanced and...

Dr Andrew Golding 28 Apr 2021

Top findings from PayProp's State of the Rental Industry Survey
Top findings from PayProp's State of the Rental Industry SurveyArticle

PayProp has released the results of its second PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey, with agents continuing to feel the effects of Covid-19...

28 Apr 2021

FNB records 46% uptick in secondary property purchases in Q4 2020
FNB records 46% uptick in secondary property purchases in Q4 2020Article

FNB has reported a 46% increase in the total number of buyers who purchased secondary properties in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019...

7 Apr 2021

Tenant payment performance recovering but requires tough administration
Tenant payment performance recovering but requires tough administrationArticle

A 'full' recovery to pre-lockdown tenant payment performance levels is yet to be achieved, however, the sector is showing signs of recovery...

30 Mar 2021

State of SA's rental industry, what landlords can expect
State of SA's rental industry, what landlords can expectArticle

Pearl Scheltema, CEO of Fitzanne Estates, weighs in on what to expect from the real estate landscape in the coming months...

24 Mar 2021

Thinking of purchasing an investment property in the current market? Here's what to consider
Thinking of purchasing an investment property in the current market? Here's what to considerArticle

Current real estate conditions pose an interesting dilemma for real estate investors. Purchasing an investment property now means that...

Adrian Goslett 10 Mar 2021

#Budget2021: What the real estate industry can expect
#Budget2021: What the real estate industry can expectArticle

As we await the National Budget Speech later this month, many investors and roleplayers in the real estate industry are holding their breath to gauge the year ahead...

Pearl Scheltema 15 Feb 2021

6 factors hanging in the balance for property in 2021
6 factors hanging in the balance for property in 2021Article

Having started 2020 in recession, only to be hit by Covid-19, few would have predicted a successful year for property...

Schalk van der Merwe 25 Jan 2021

How landlords can mitigate risks in this economy
How landlords can mitigate risks in this economyArticle

The tightening of the lockdown restrictions amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic once again highlights the risks of rental property...

Antionette McClean 21 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: There's good news as well as bad for the property industry
#BizTrends2021: There's good news as well as bad for the property industryArticle

Looking ahead, here is our forecast for South Africa's property landscape in the year to come...

Paul Stevens 6 Jan 2021

How prepaid meters can take the shock out of holiday rental utility bills
How prepaid meters can take the shock out of holiday rental utility billsArticle

There's no denying that this has been a year where people have really had to learn to 'work smarter' and embrace new ideas. It has also become a time in which, more than ever, every rand spent really does count. Prepaid electricity sub-meters can assist landlords and property management agents to work smarter by preventing disputes on utilities bills...

Zachariya Lockhat 10 Dec 2020

Selling your business as a going concern
Selling your business as a going concernArticle

Usually when a business is sold, it is a taxable supply that is subject to value added tax (VAT) at the standard rate of 15%. There is, however, a provision in the Value Added Tax Act 89 of 1991 (VAT Act), section 11(1)(e), which allows for the sale of a business at the rate of 0%, provided certain requirements are met...

Graeme Palmer 25 Nov 2020

Lowest prime rate in decades driving tenants towards home ownership
Lowest prime rate in decades driving tenants towards home ownershipArticle

Currently at 7%, the prime rate is at its lowest level in decades, driving more South African tenants to consider property ownership...

6 Nov 2020

How lockdown has impacted property buying trends among SA's generations
How lockdown has impacted property buying trends among SA's generationsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has been a catalyst for highlighting the different characteristics - as well as the commonalities of preference - among various generations of home buyers...

Dr Andrew Golding 3 Nov 2020

Housing deficit, pandemic, recession, inflation - the way forward for Nigeria's real estate industry
Housing deficit, pandemic, recession, inflation - the way forward for Nigeria's real estate industryArticle

Real estate has become a global asset class and, as a developing nation, the Nigerian real estate market continues to evolve at an impressive pace...

Noah Ibrahim 2 Nov 2020

Pitfalls to avoid when co-purchasing property with family
Pitfalls to avoid when co-purchasing property with familyArticle

While multi-generational living arrangements has always been common among certain cultures, it is in most cases a financial decision rather than a preference, according to Shaun Dubois of Just Property...

27 Oct 2020

Is the PIE Act applicable in the case of homestay rentals?
Is the PIE Act applicable in the case of homestay rentals?Article

The recent protest occupation of a Camps Bay guesthouse in Cape Town has sparked serious concerns for short-term accommodation landlords...

13 Oct 2020

What expenses are covered by the rental deposit?
What expenses are covered by the rental deposit?Article

Following a period of lockdown restrictions that put severe pressure on the income levels of many households, some landlords have had to go through the costly process of applying for a court order to evict defaulting tenants...

Adrian Goslett 5 Oct 2020

Tax tips for landlords
Tax tips for landlordsArticle

Owning a rental property portfolio that provides an income is much like owning a business. This means that there are tax implications and dues that need to be paid to the South Africa Revenue Service...

Adrian Goslett 9 Sep 2020

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Slow new household formation likely to dampen residential rental marketArticle

The pace of new household formation is likely to slow during and shortly after the current recessionary period, constrained by a lack of new employment creation and widespread household financial pressure...

John Loos 21 Aug 2020

Why next-level trust fund separation is vital in rental property management
Why next-level trust fund separation is vital in rental property managementArticle

No estate agent or property manager needs to be reminded of the legal specification that trust funds must be held separate from business funds. The reason for it is well known too...

Jan Davel 29 Jul 2020

Applying the shared value approach to the South African rental economy
Applying the shared value approach to the South African rental economyArticle

Can an online platform counter gentrification, deliver a double-sided business proposition that leverages shared value for the improvement of an entire segment of the economy, while simultaneously solving for one of humankind's essential needs?

Gil Sperling 3 Jul 2020

Pragmatic advice for landlords, tenants in a contracting economy
Pragmatic advice for landlords, tenants in a contracting economyArticle

Some of South Africa's largest landlords have taken a pounding over the last two months with even our largest retailers, like Massmart, seeking rental relief...

Gary Palmer 5 Jun 2020

PayProp notes massive jump in average rental arrears from March to April
PayProp notes massive jump in average rental arrears from March to AprilArticle

According to the first PayProp Rental Index for 2020, during March 2020, just over 20% of tenants were in arrears, increasing to almost 24% in April...

2 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 crisis has shown resilience of property industry
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 crisis has shown resilience of property industryArticle

The team at PayProp share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how their organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 27 May 2020

Staying ahead of your finances in 2020
Staying ahead of your finances in 2020Article

In this guide, we'll talk about tried and tested methods you can employ to grow your money, avert financial problems and build a brighter, more prosperous future...

Issued by Monetary Library 21 Apr 2020

Flow adds behavioural search functionality to proptech platform
Flow adds behavioural search functionality to proptech platformArticle

A year since launch, with over 80,000 users, Flow has made some unique additions to the proptech platform...

Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2020

6 tips to go from renting to buying
6 tips to go from renting to buyingArticle

While many still opt for renting, it is a buyers' market and our current economic climate certainly lends itself to investors...

17 Mar 2020

Want a tax break? Invest in property
Want a tax break? Invest in propertyArticle

As we enter the new financial year, it's time to start thinking about tax savings - or strictly speaking, what deductions one can legitimately claim.

12 Mar 2020

Why pet-friendly properties confer landlords with a distinct edge
Why pet-friendly properties confer landlords with a distinct edgeArticle

Pets in South Africa are increasingly being treated as part of the family, with owners spending more and aligning their pet's lifestyle with their own...

14 Feb 2020

10 tips landlords should know about property inspections
10 tips landlords should know about property inspectionsArticle

Here are 10 tips for landlords on property inspections...

Steve van Wyk 30 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Is a rental rebound on the cards?
#BizTrends2020: Is a rental rebound on the cards?Article

For most of 2017 and 2018, the rental growth rate trended downward - in other words, rents still increased, but at a slower pace...

Johette Smuts 3 Jan 2020

4 factors to consider to make an investment property work for you
4 factors to consider to make an investment property work for youArticle

All things considered, property remains a reliable choice of investment if you're willing to play the long game...

Steven van Rooyen 24 Dec 2019

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

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

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 propertyArticle

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

Capital Gains Tax explained
Capital Gains Tax explainedArticle

It is not uncommon to misunderstand how CGT is determined and applied when it comes to the sale of your home or investment property...

Private Property, Issued by Private Property South Africa 14 Nov 2019

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

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...

Adrian Goslett 8 Nov 2019

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

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...

Hayley Vann-Herbert 31 Oct 2019

Do you have what it takes to be a landlord?
Do you have what it takes to be a landlord?Article

Six essential character attributes that you will need, to become an effective landlord...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 21 Oct 2019

Finding a new rental property
Finding a new rental propertyArticle

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 30 Aug 2019

3 ways to collect rental arrears
3 ways to collect rental arrearsArticle

Defaulting tenants can be a nightmare for landlords. Through this guide, we help landlords like you act on non-paying tenants to collect rental arrears...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 30 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: 'If you feel like the tortoise in your life, don't give up'
#WomensMonth: 'If you feel like the tortoise in your life, don't give up'Article

Slovakian by birth, Andrea Gombalova Stevens made South Africa her home many years ago and is currently the franchisee of Just Property Port Elizabeth. She is the epitome of inspirational leadership with a motivational morning regimen to match...

Sindy Peters 15 Aug 2019

Good tenants get the best rental homes
Good tenants get the best rental homesArticle

Building a desirable tenant profile will help tenants to be top of the list of applicants for new rentals. Here's how to do it...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 Aug 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 planArticle

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

Attracting and retaining desirable tenants
Attracting and retaining desirable tenantsArticle

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 24 Jul 2019

5 ways to make your rental apartment pet-friendly
5 ways to make your rental apartment pet-friendlyArticle

How to make your rental property more attractive to animal lovers...

Private Property, Issued by Private Property South Africa 18 Jul 2019

How the law affects your rental property, in a nutshell
How the law affects your rental property, in a nutshellArticle

Thinking of getting into the rental business, or already a landlord? Then, you should know that the rental property landscape is becoming more complex by the day...

Natalie Muller 11 Jul 2019

How to spot a scammer
How to spot a scammerArticle

How landlords can easily spot a scammer, and steer clear of them...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 2 Jul 2019

Here's what you need to know about the Rental Housing Amendment Act
Here's what you need to know about the Rental Housing Amendment ActArticle

There has been quite a buzz over the past few months regarding the Rental Housing Amendment Act...

28 Jun 2019

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