Property Advice Articles in South Africa

Disputes between landlords and tenants are common, therefore it crucial that every communication is in writing to avoid misunderstanding.


Are you renting but not sure what your rights are? There are many issues tenants should be aware of, here’s a guide to protect you and your deposit…


Overpricing a rental can result in the property being ignored and also attract the wrong kind of tenants. Here’s how to set the price…


Disputes between rental agents, landlords and tenants are all too common and can sour the rental experience for everyone involved. Be wise…


If you’re a residential landlord currently renewing any leases, you should insist on a fresh credit check on your existing tenant. Here’s why…


Tenants of absent owners often cause frustration in communal living developments by not following the rules. Here’s what the body corporate can do…


Many buy-to-let investors have to weigh up whether a rental agent is the solution to managing their property, or if the expense is unnecessary.


Often where a landlord has not lived in the property he rents out, there will be items that need updating or repair. Here’s a handy checklist…


Are you looking for a holiday rental property online? It’s essential to check that your ideal getaway spot isn’t a scam. Here’s how...


Many tenants may find themselves in a situation where the landlord decides to put the property on the market. Read this advice…


A bad tenant is exceptionally difficult to get rid of and will end up costing the landlord a lot of time, money and frustration. Get tips...


Tenants today pay top dollar and landlords can make no bigger mistake than neglecting to keep a rented property in tiptop condition. Get tips…


Thinking of taking the plunge into the buy-to-let property market? Gain insights with the answers to these frequently asked questions…


Are you a landlord and searching for someone to manage your investment property? Here are some tips to help you choose a good letting agent...


What happens to a rental deposit once it’s been paid and how can you avoid future disputes? Here are tips for landlords and tenants…


Fines for a tenant’s bad behaviour in a sectional title scheme or residential estate are passed on to the property owner via their levy account


Tenants in South Africa pay between 1 and 3 months’ rent as a damages deposit, but are often unsure what they need to do to get it back. Get tips…


Are you a landlord or planning to rent out your home? Here’s advice on how to set a realistic rental price and make money...


A landlord was recently evicted by the Springs Magistrate’s Court in favour of a tenant after not following the legal eviction process.


Searching online classifieds for a holiday home is a convenient way to plan and do research, but beware of accommodation scams. Get tips…


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