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Property Advice Articles in South Africa


 

Finding a great rental property can be tricky, so do your homework and have a clear idea of the type of home that fits your needs and your budget.

15 Nov 2019

If your pet damages a rental property, take ownership for it and repair the damage as soon as possible. Here are 14 tips to keep your pet and landlord happy…

14 Nov 2019

If you’re concerned about being overcharged for power utilities, can you withhold rent while disputing a bill with your landlord? Here’s what the law states…

12 Nov 2019

In these tough economic times, landlords need to be cautious as how they vet and process potential tenants to avoid the risk of defaults. Here’s what to do…

29 Oct 2019

From affordability to having a written lease, understanding your responsibilities, security and more, here’s what to consider when looking for rental property...

16 Oct 2019

A landlord may not increase your rent in any way during the lease period, unless this was agreed to and included in the contract before it was signed.

02 Oct 2019

Good tenants are hard to find, and landlords are usually willing to negotiate lower escalations if you look after the property and pay on time. Get tips…

16 Sep 2019

As living in a rental property is temporary, tenants often don’t pay too much attention to the ins and outs of the contract. But this can be a costly mistake...

12 Sep 2019

Rental agreements have become more complex in recent years, and if you don’t understand your rights and responsibilities, you could find yourself in hot water…

02 Sep 2019

In many areas across SA, tenants now have plenty of property options to choose from, and landlords need to price competitively to attract attention. Get more tips…

15 Aug 2019

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. Get tips…

01 Aug 2019

Property is a robust investment, but playing the buy-to-let game is almost never without challenges. Here’s how landlords can prepare to ensure success…

25 Jul 2019

Tenants are often in the dark when it comes to their rights and responsibilities. From alterations to your deposit, damages and more, get the answers…

23 Jul 2019

The rental property landscape is becoming more complex by the day, and landlords need to ensure they comply with all applicable legislation. Here is a guide…

17 Jul 2019

Is the landlord or tenant responsible for pest control, maintenance, security features and related expenses? Get the facts before signing a lease…

15 Jul 2019

The rental property industry is bracing itself for new legislation and landlords who do not comply could be liable to pay a fine, or even face a jail sentence.

12 Jul 2019

The Rental Housing Tribunal exists to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants - and it’s free. Here's how to get help and the contact details in your province…

01 Jul 2019

Can your landlord make you move out before the end of the lease, when selling the property or if you've defaulted on rent? Do you have an option to buy? Get answers...

05 Jun 2019

Disputes often arise when it comes to the end of a lease agreement and the deposit needs to be paid out. Here’s what tenants, agents and landlords need to know…

21 May 2019

Being a good landlord comes with its share of demands, but having a great relationship with your tenants will make things a lot easier. Get tips…

30 Apr 2019

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