Sell your home or rent it out?

2017-09-28 13:05

A real estate expert provides tips for those times when you might find yourself at an unexpected crossroads about whether to sell your home or rent it out.

Tenant's rights when landlord decides to sell

2017-07-11 11:56

Many tenants are not aware of their rights when their landlord decides to sell the property.

How to evict a non-paying tenant

2017-01-12 18:12

What do you do when your tenant fails to pay the rent and winds up in breach of the lease agreement?

What you should know about rental property as an investment

2016-03-07 10:47

The economic downturn presents an opportunity for property investors to look into rental property as rental market demand is expected to increase.

Should you buy-to-let?

2016-02-09 11:00

Before investing in a buy-to-let property, there are many factors to consider. Experts share how to make a decision that you can manage and benefit from.

Rent or buy? Helping you decide

2015-10-02 08:09

Determining whether to rent or buy a property is driven by a range of factors, including economic and political uncertainty or availability of stock.

January car sales down after robust December

2015-02-02 15:58

South Africa's new vehicle sales fell 1.2% year-on-year in January to 52 306 units, driven down by about a 10% reduction in rental sales, data from the trade department shows.

Interest rate hike impacts rental payments

2014-07-31 05:00

Tenants should be screened more thoroughly than ever if investors want to reduce risk, warns a credit bureau.

Late rental payments 'becoming worrisome'

2014-03-10 11:30

There are concerning trends in both the residential and commercial rental markets, according to the latest TPN Rental Monitors.

Rental deposit no damage insurance

2013-07-29 07:51

A rental deposit is no guarantee that all the damages to a property will be recovered once a tenant has moved out, warns a new survey.


Occupational rent explained

2017-07-11 17:18

The payment of occupational rent is a standard clause in almost every property sales contract, and yet it is also one of the more common causes of contention.

The role of the Rental Housing Tribunal

2017-05-18 14:27

The Rental Housing Tribunal assists in resolving disputes that arise between landlords and tenants.

Insurance tips for successfully renting out a property

2016-05-19 11:00

Planning to rent out property? Gari Dombo, managing director of Alexander Forbes Insurance, discusses some insurance pointers to keep in mind.

Clifton rental market could reach R200 000 per month

2016-02-23 18:38

Business and leisure tourism along with the continued migration of people to the Cape metro is set to boost the rental market, says Samuel Seeff.

Expect decline in rental payment - expert

2015-12-30 15:36

Research shows that rental payment collections in SA usually decline in January each year, according to a recent analysis conducted by credit bureau TPN.

Tenant risk a big challenge for property owners

2015-03-06 18:52

More property owners let their properties themselves, but it is hard to find a great tenant among the faceless strangers on the internet, says an expert.

Tax impact on property investments

2014-10-01 10:50

All income from property investments must be declared to Sars and is subject to income tax, including rental income, says a tax expert.

Rental increases under pressure

2014-04-09 10:30

The days of standard 10% rental increases seem to be over as soaring utility hikes impose significant pressure on tenants, says an expert.

Healthy landlord and tenant relationship

2013-09-30 18:27

Whether you are a landlord or tenant, it is vital that you are aware of your legal rights and obligations, say two experts.

Little change in residential buy-to-let

2013-06-26 13:04

Lack of growth in rental supply could start creating a more lucrative opportunity for investors to enter the market, according to an estate agents' survey.

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