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RULES FOR LEASING TO DISABLED TENANTS

Legally, landlords may not reject tenants based on their disability and must grant them the same opportunity to apply for tenancy as all other applicants. If you receive such an applicant, it is advisable to speak to an experienced estate agent with ... Read more

CAN I GET OUT OF PAYING FINES ISSUED BY MY HOA?

Upon checking your mailbox, you’re surprised to find a white envelope with the signature of your Body Corporate and your name just below it. Contained therein is bold red typeface notifying you of a R500 fine for exceeding the 35 km/hour speed ... Read more

SIGNS THAT YOUR TENANTS IS GETTING HIGH IN YOUR HOME

While most news stories paint a very scary reality about the prevalence of drug-abuse in South Africa, the truth is that there is actually very limited accurate data from which to draw these conclusions. However, according to a study conducted in 201... Read more

MILLENNIAL TENANT DICTIONARY

If you overheard your tenant explaining to a friend that their landlord was being really extra about this lit party that was thrown for bae’s birthday the other night, would you have any idea of what they were saying? Considering that most S... Read more

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS A FIRST-TIME LANDLORD

Building an investment property portfolio and becoming a landlord can be a great way of increasing your income or making a living, however being a landlord is not for everyone. While letting out property is a viable option for generating income, ther... Read more

HIVE LIVING – A GROWING TREND

While property price growth has not been exorbitant over the last few years, it has still gone up, particularly in regions such as the Western Cape.  The problem is, so has general day-to-day expenses, making it harder for first-time buyers to g... Read more

HOW TO HANDLE DEFAULTING TENANTS

Some landlords may find themselves in the situation where their tenant is no longer able to pay their monthly rent; however, landlords cannot simply evict the tenant as they are protected by the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from Unlawful Occupation... Read more

THE INS AND OUTS OF A USUFRUCT

The definition of a usufruct is a legal right given by an owner to someone who is not the owner, to use the owner’s property for a certain period, usually for the remainder of that person’s life.  The person who holds the usufruct, a... Read more

LETTING OUT YOUR HOME - THE PROS AND CONS

Although it may not have been your original intention to become a landlord and let out your property, there are certain situations in life where the need may arise. Be it needing to relocate for work or dealing with financial difficulty that needs to... Read more