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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

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

TPN Tenant Survey: 75% of tenants reported loss of income during lockdown
TPN Tenant Survey: 75% of tenants reported loss of income during lockdownArticle

According to specialised credit bureau TPN, residential rentals were -0.75% cheaper on average for the last quarter of 2020. However, the Gauteng High Court's recent ruling...

18 Feb 2021

TPN Vacancy Survey: Increased vacancies putting landlords under pressure
TPN Vacancy Survey: Increased vacancies putting landlords under pressureArticle

According to the TPN Vacancy Survey for Q4 2020, decreased demand for rented accommodation during 2020 pushed up vacancy levels...

25 Jan 2021

Mixed outlook for SADC property markets as impact of Covid-19 becomes clearer
Mixed outlook for SADC property markets as impact of Covid-19 becomes clearerArticle

SADC real estate markets are diverse, often with high interest rates and large rental components affected by factors such as a decline in income, business closures and expat departures...

3 Dec 2020

Entrepreneurs are crucial to SA's economic recovery
Entrepreneurs are crucial to SA's economic recoveryArticle

According to Bonga Xulu, Johannesburg's regional portfolio manager at TUHF, SMMEs have a crucial role to play in South Africa's economic recovery as the Covid-19 pandemic remains an ongoing concern...

19 Nov 2020

Unpacking the macro property risks in SA's 3 major provinces post-lockdown
Unpacking the macro property risks in SA's 3 major provinces post-lockdownArticle

Earlier in the year, we discussed the three major provincial regions' (Gauteng, KZN and Western Cape) property markets' ability to handle the major economic shock emanating from the coronavirus-related lockdowns...

John Loos 16 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

New proptech startup reOS aims to disrupt professional rental management
New proptech startup reOS aims to disrupt professional rental managementArticle

In line with global trends, the number of South African renters is likely to spike over the next decade, and with this the workload of residential rental management professionals...

17 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

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

Only 37% of residential tenants can afford to pay rent in full - survey
Only 37% of residential tenants can afford to pay rent in full - surveyArticle

According to the inaugural FlowFindings Rental Survey, only 37% of South African tenants can currently afford to pay their rent in full, while 22% cannot pay their rent at all...

21 May 2020

Collaborative consumption - an emerging property trend for 2020 and beyond
Collaborative consumption - an emerging property trend for 2020 and beyondArticle

The real estate industry is going through significant change for the first time in my 20-year history in this business. And it is technology-driven. I expect that more and more, players in our industry will adapt their business models to ensure that they stay relevant in times to come...

Paul Stevens 27 Jan 2020

Wesgro Western Cape Property Report 2018/19 launched
Wesgro Western Cape Property Report 2018/19 launchedArticle

The inaugural edition of Wesgro's Western Cape Property Report was launched this week, providing comparative analysis on commercial office, retail, industrial and residential property for sale or to rent...

10 Dec 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 quartersArticle

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

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

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

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...

Johette Smuts 29 Jul 2019

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

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

12 Apr 2019

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

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

Western Cape construction industry outlook for 2019
Western Cape construction industry outlook for 2019Article

As we head into a new year, there are a number of factors which are likely to impact the amount of work on offer in our region and the resultant profitability of the general building contracting fraternity...

Allen Bodill 24 Jan 2019

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Adopt downturn survival strategies in 2019, property agents advisedArticle

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

#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019Article

In order for the South African property market to show any kind of improvement and growth in 2019, it requires policy certainty, especially around the land issue, as well as investment and an economic boost...

Chris Renecle 9 Jan 2019

New fund invests R2bn into Joburg inner-city redevelopment
New fund invests R2bn into Joburg inner-city redevelopmentArticle

Divercity Urban Property Fund has committed R2bn to the redevelopment of Johannesburg's inner-city precincts, starting with the iconic Absa Towers Main building and Jewel City...

11 Oct 2018

Emira acquires stake in Transcend
Emira acquires stake in TranscendArticle

Emira Property Fund has acquired a minority stake in JSE AltX-listed Transcend Residential Property Fund...

10 Oct 2018

Good growth observed in office to residential conversions in certain regions
Good growth observed in office to residential conversions in certain regionsArticle

Office space to residential conversions are gaining in popularity...

27 Sep 2018

Pick the right property to start building your investment portfolio
Pick the right property to start building your investment portfolioArticle

Investing in property is an option many South Africans consider as it offers an excellent extra source of income...

29 Jun 2018

What type of home affluent tenants prefer
What type of home affluent tenants preferArticle

"Landlords who wish to operate in this sector need to do careful research to establish what type of home really affluent tenants prefer, what might make them choose one over another, and what will make them stay."

11 Jun 2018

Could these be Durban's new property investment hotspots?
Could these be Durban's new property investment hotspots?Article

Nestled in the heart of Durban are two very different areas...

26 Apr 2018

#BizTrends2018: Household rental on the rise, albeit slowly
#BizTrends2018: Household rental on the rise, albeit slowlyArticle

Judging by the current economic climate - which is unlikely to improve over the next year - rent levels will continue to rise in 2018...

Johette Smuts 11 Jan 2018

Don't lose good tenants through high rental increases
Don't lose good tenants through high rental increasesArticle

Landlords that insist on unreasonable residential rentals every year risk losing those tenants... and in the current economic climate good tenants are hard to replace...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 28 Aug 2017

Think you're ready to invest in a rental property?
Think you're ready to invest in a rental property?Article

You need to take care, there are pitfalls...

Samuel Seeff 21 Aug 2017

Rob Wesselo, CEO Transcend and Steve Brookes, CEO of Balwin signing the MoU.
Balwin, Transcend announce strategic alliance on five apartment developments in GautengArticle

Balwin Properties and Transcend Residential Property Fund recently revealed a strategic alliance that will see 8,900 rental apartments developed across five projects in various Gauteng nodes over the next six years...

21 Aug 2017

Average national rental exceeds R7,000 in Q2 2017
Average national rental exceeds R7,000 in Q2 2017Article

The recently released PayProp Rental Index has reported that in the past quarter, the weighted average national rental exceeded R7,000 for the first time...

7 Aug 2017

Legal aspects of renting out a property should be incorporated into lease
Legal aspects of renting out a property should be incorporated into leaseArticle

While many landlords use a “standard lease” when signing a rental agreement with their tenants, it should be noted that there are various legal aspects of renting out a property that might not be included in such a lease, says Michael Bauer, managing director of estate agency SAProperty.com...

11 Jul 2017

Beware the rules when Airbnb-ing sectional title property
Beware the rules when Airbnb-ing sectional title propertyArticle

While sectional title rentals are quite common, Paul French, commercial director for Coastal Property Management Services, says that there is a notable difference between long-term residential rentals and short-term holiday lets...

28 Jun 2017

Understanding commercial lease deposits and how they work
Understanding commercial lease deposits and how they workArticle

A tenant is required to pay the landlord a deposit, a predetermined sum of money, before taking occupation of any commercial premises...

22 Jun 2017

Commercial lease deposits - what's in the fine print?
Commercial lease deposits - what's in the fine print?Article

As with the rental of residential property, so a tenant is required to pay the landlord a deposit before taking occupation of any commercial premises...

12 Jun 2017

Tough times give rise to rent dodgers
Tough times give rise to rent dodgersArticle

More residential tenants are failing to pay their rent on time, highlighting the economic pressure on the South African consumer, say experts...

Alistair Anderson 24 May 2017

Cape Town Central
2016 State of Cape Town Central City Report releasedArticle

Approximately R16.232bn of investment has, conservatively, been committed to the CT CBD since 2012, spanning between that year and 2019...

20 Apr 2017

Average residential rental values on the increase
Average residential rental values on the increaseArticle

According to the PayProp Rental Index, the average rental in South Africa breached the R7,000 threshold ending Q4 2016 at R7,062.91...

2 Mar 2017

#BizTrends2017: Politics holds property hostage
#BizTrends2017: Politics holds property hostageArticle

The year past has been a volatile one economically, politically and socially for South Africa, and the chain of events has influenced financial markets, business confidence and of course, as a result, the property market as a whole...

Chris Renecle 30 Dec 2016

Access free legal support system through Rental Housing Tribunal
Access free legal support system through Rental Housing TribunalArticle

The Rental Housing Act consists of laws designed to protect the rights of landlords and tenants in the South African residential rental industry...

26 Oct 2016

Number of bad tenants rises
Number of bad tenants risesArticle

The number of tenants in South Africa who are not paying their rent or only paying some of it has increased since last year...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 13 Sep 2016

Access to timely finance, detailed information key to property investments
Access to timely finance, detailed information key to property investmentsArticle

While the markets remain uncertain and skittish, investors are still on the lookout for good property deals. However, moving on opportunities requires access to fast finance, good support, and the ability to spot the real gems...

Gary Palmer 23 Aug 2016

Spread your bets for a more profitable property portfolio
Spread your bets for a more profitable property portfolioArticle

Getting the best return on investment from a property portfolio is the subject of much debate, and opinions are often as diverse as the properties themselves...

Bill Rawson 28 Jun 2016

Rental repairs, maintenance - who fixes what?
Rental repairs, maintenance - who fixes what?Article

Often, confusion reigns regarding who may be liable for the cost of various elements that can occur within a residential rental...

31 May 2016

Furnishing a rental property sometimes a costly error
Furnishing a rental property sometimes a costly errorArticle

The decision to furnish a rental property is sometimes a costly error on the landlord's part, according to Grant Rea, a residential rental specialist with RE/MAX Living...

27 May 2016

Returns on residential rental property are taxable
Returns on residential rental property are taxableArticle

Residential rental property can be a great source of income as well as long-term capital gain, but what many investors forget is that those returns are not tax-free...

22 Apr 2016

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