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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

PURCHASING A RENTED HOME

You have been looking for the ideal property to purchase for months and finally find it, but there is a catch, there is a tenant who is currently renting the property. What now? Simply put, because the lease agreement is legally binding and was in... Read more

TAX TIPS FOR LANDLORDS

Owning a rental property portfolio that provides an income is much like owning a business, and as such there are tax implications and dues that need to be paid to the South Africa Revenue Service. As a landlord, you are required to declare the tot... Read more

THE PROCESS OF REZONING OR SUBDIVIDING

If you are looking to rezone your property for business use or subdivide to sell a portion of your land, it may take longer than you initially expected. Whether applying to rezone or subdivide a property, the application will need to follow a seri... Read more