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TENANT Advice - Tenant

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

CREATIVE EXCUSES MADE BY DEFAULTING TENANTS

Penalties for late payments and monthly reminders seem to be a lost on some tenants. Though it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to see the originality of the excuse in the moment, some of them are truly unique in hindsight. Below are some o... Read more

HOW TO FOLLOW UP ON LATE PAYMENTS

You’ve screened the tenant thoroughly and their credit check returned a glowing review. You even built a clause into the rental agreement that stipulated that any late payments would accrue interest payable on the following month’s rent. ... Read more

RENTING 101

Renting is often a race against time where the fastest applicant claims victory. To avoid the disappointment of losing out on your ideal property, you need to be fully prepared before you even start the process of looking for a place to rent. For tho... Read more

BUY OR BUILD?

The idea of having a home built to your exact specifications is an exciting notion. However, although building a home does have numerous benefits, there are also several vital aspects that should be considered before the project is started such as co... Read more

HOW TO GET THE LANDLORD TO BE REASONABLE WHEN ESCALATING THE RENT

Unfortunately, as with most things in life, rent goes up each year - but does this mean that tenants have no choice but to expect whatever percentage the landlord decides one? Every year on the anniversary of the lease, the rental agent and landlo... Read more