Renting out a property comes with risks but landlords can take out policies to protect themselves against defaulting tenants.
17 May 2013
Umhlanga’s tropical climate and coastal attractions make it one of the top holiday destinations offering rental homes from R10 000 per month.
09 May 2013
If you, as a tenant, lose your income and cannot pay your rent for the month, the best thing to do would be to talk to your agent or landlord.
08 May 2013
If your landlord decides to sell the property that you live in, do you have the right to breach the contract and move on? Here's a guide...
03 May 2013
In almost every case, the difficulties between landlords and tenants arise because one or both parties are unfamilar with the Rental Housing Act.
18 Apr 2013
If a landlord finds himself in a situation where a tenant is not paying his rent, then it is best to initiate legal action as soon as possible.
09 Apr 2013
The new CPA rules entitle a tenant to cancel a lease early but the landlord is fully entitled to recover all 'reasonable costs' and losses incurred.
18 Mar 2013
As a landlord, you may or may not realise just how vulnerable you are to the ploys of con artists parading as reliable tenants. Heed this advice...
07 Mar 2013
When it comes to landlord-tenant disputes, interpreting legal obligations can be tricky. It's always best to agree in writing, advises an expert.
05 Mar 2013
With Easter approaching, South Africans need to be aware of scammers trying to make money from people looking for holiday accommodation.
04 Mar 2013
Purchasing a buy-to-let property is not without its risks, and potential landlords should consider a few key factors before making an investment.
28 Jan 2013
The question of who is responsible for the maintenance of the different areas in a sectional title scheme is frequently misunderstood.
25 Jan 2013
South African tenants in rented properties often have the idea that no rent increases can be allowed on a 12-month lease.
22 Jan 2013
In the past tenants in most cases thought that their landlords had unreasonable rights, but things have now changed and swung the other way.
11 Jan 2013
Finding the right property with reliable, creditworthy tenants should never be left to luck. Buy-to-let investors should use reputable estate agents
03 Jan 2013
Would-be tenants are warned to be cautious when responding to online adverts as many of these to-let home ads have been found to be fake, says agent
02 Jan 2013
A tenant's positive rental rating will help them to build a credit history, making them a more attractive prospect when applying for future finance.
06 Dec 2012
All landlords are entitled to take a deposit as security from their tenant, and from one to two months’ rent is a good amount.
26 Nov 2012
If you invest in a rental property, it is important, whether you manage it yourself or have an agent, to follow certain guidelines.
13 Nov 2012
If looking to rent property, it is vital to follow a few golden rules that could make the process a much happier one for both landlord and tenant.
12 Nov 2012