The lowdown on rental deposits

2019-12-16 12:23

Are deposits necessary? When can they be retained? And how much can be asked for? Attorney Simon Dippenaar explains.

Public Works owed over R76m in outstanding rentals

2019-09-26 08:37

Over R76m in outstanding rental fees is due to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure for properties it has leased.

Here’s why the majority of homes being built in SA now are flats or townhouses

2019-06-06 10:16

59.2% of all new residential properties constructed between January and March were flats and townhouses.

When and how you can evict a tenant

2019-02-22 22:35

A landlord and tenant are engaged in a contractual relationship, regardless of whatever else they may be in other areas of life, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Rental scams: Beware 'hijacked ads'

2018-12-27 20:08

Social media and online scamming has grown exponentially in recent years, including so-called "hijacked ads", warns the rentals manager of Greeff Rentals.

PICS: Tourists fork out R960 000 for 4 nights in Clifton - in low season

2018-09-19 07:30

A group of international tourists decided it is worth paying a total of R960 000 for four nights in Cape Town's high-end Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Clifton.

Check out the coolest SA neighbourhoods for millennials

2018-08-20 14:19

Still trying to figure out where you should live next? We have list of the places that are currently SA's trendiest - including some that made it to the Forbes list.

Online offers bring transparency to rental market

2018-06-04 13:49

Property platform HouseME is disrupting the residential letting industry by using digital technologies to improve accessibility and transparency.


2018-05-17 18:30

GIVEN the demand for housing across Cape Town, property owners are increasingly taking advantage of the opportunity by converting buildings into rental units.

'Can I stop paying my rent if they don't fix something?' - and other landlord questions

2018-03-13 12:22

We asked an expert 7 questions related to renting property. Here's what we found out.


Unpaid municipal bills - what a landlord can do

2019-12-15 09:44

Ultimately, the payment of municipal utilities and taxes is the responsibility of the property owner, explains an attorney.

RentMyRide pilots professional vehicle hire 'game changer'

2019-06-11 15:52

RentMyRide offers low-cost, long-term vehicle rental and hire solutions to South African motorists, allowing motorists to register their vehicles on a system for long-term leasing and hire.

How to evict a commercial tenant

2019-05-04 15:05

Legislation introduced in the last few years gives residential tenants a host of rights - and landowners or landlords must follow very strict procedures to evict tenants, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Eviction: When a landlord may cancel a lease

2019-02-03 14:09

Eviction law is for the protection of all parties' interests, explains attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Two Cape Town houses have just been rented out for almost R1 million for only four nights

2018-11-21 06:10

The tourism market in Cape Town may be recovering.

Should you buy or rent a home?

2018-09-01 10:15

In recent years, the rental market has benefited from increasing numbers of people who are unable to buy homes.

For the first time in years, Cape Town rental properties are standing empty and getting cheaper

2018-06-21 08:30

The completion of several new developments within the Cape Town City Bowl led to an oversupplied rental market.

Joburg’s top investment-grade suburbs

2018-05-31 13:08

For buy-to-let investors, picking an investment-grade suburb hinges on numbers.

Short-term holiday leasing: are you covered?

2018-05-03 15:50

Homeowners must be aware of the insurance risks involved before they hand over the keys to guests, cautions Nazeer Hoosen, CEO of PPS Short-Term Insurance.

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.

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