ARTICLES RELATING TO RENTALS

Fancy a rental car for R1 a day?

2019-12-09 12:18

Launched in New Zealand a decade ago, Transfercar is an online platform that assists car rental agencies with relocating cars. Now South Africans can also benefit from this innovative, cheap way of travelling.

Rental arrears: is it worth trying to collect?

2019-07-13 10:40

Times are tough and it is all too common for tenants to default on their rental payments, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Airbnb, short-term rentals must be monitored - expert

2018-09-05 05:45

As the success of platforms like Airbnb take Cape Town by storm, a hospitality expert cautions the tourism sector, authorities and the public about pitfalls.

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.

Creditworthiness becoming more important for tenants

2017-07-18 17:36

In South Africa’s highly competitive rental market properties are in high demand and short supply.

To buy or rent – why the controversial debate is not so clear cut

2017-01-16 19:32

Rent or buy? An analyst crunches numbers, looks at the finances and comes to the conclusion that buying is best - for him. But a warning: each case is different!

Why buy-to-let properties could become more enticing

2017-01-10 14:27

Rental inflation could noticeably be outpacing weak house price inflation, making buy-to-let properties an attractive buying opportunity, says a strategist.

Zimbabwe's property sector under siege

2016-04-05 07:31

Zimbabwe’s property sector is seriously under siege as the economy continues to face significant headwinds resulting in increased office surrenders and rent defaults.

The lowdown on Google Play's SA switch-on

2016-03-16 16:07

If you’re downloading apps for your Android device all the time, you would have noticed an all new-look Google Play Store, with a new entertainment section, but what’s in it is even more surprising.

Rentals are stretching out the lifespan of cars

2015-07-01 20:03

Rental companies are hanging on to used cars as tourism numbers drop and firms stretch out the lifespan of their car fleets, according to WesBank.

 

Buy-to-let sales recover steadily along coast, decline continues inland

2019-08-04 17:52

Buy-to-let home buying is stabilising, although at lower levels, according to the latest FNB Estate Agent Survey for the second quarter of 2019.

This Cape Town house is available for R250,000 a night - and comes with a butler, chef and 'pyjama lounge'

2018-11-28 08:47

High-end letting agencies say the market is picking up after a quiet period during last year's drought.

This is what R10,000 in rent will get you in Sandton – and 10km away in the Joburg CBD

2018-07-13 10:42

We went apartment-hunting with R10,000 in the Joburg and Sandton central districts, 8 minutes away from one another by Gautrain – and the stark contrast in what it will rent surprised us.

Price properties correctly to mitigate rental lag

2017-08-21 15:22

A balance must be struck between high returns from rental property and a reliable tenant who pays the rent on time and looks after the property.

WATCH: A peek inside the R150 000/day Cape Town home

2017-01-18 14:23

Ever wondered what you would enjoy if you are willing - and able - to fork out R150 000 a night at a prestigious property in Cape Town? Fin24 went behind the scenes for a peek.

R100 000 a night to stay in Cape Town

2017-01-13 07:19

Holiday makers were prepared to pay up to R100 000 a night to stay in platinum level villas along premium spots in Cape Town this holiday season.

5 signs it’s time to break up with your landlord

2016-12-19 00:00

Not happy at your rented home? It may be time to move on.

Renting becoming more attractive than buying - index

2016-03-22 17:28

Rental figures show the residential rental option is broadly becoming more attractive compared to the relatively expensive home buying option, says an expert.

Sturdy residential rental demand in Gauteng

2015-11-09 21:00

Foreign corporates and local professionals are creating a considerable demand for accommodation closer to Gauteng’s business centres, says a property expert.

Cape Town rental market remains buoyant

2015-03-02 15:28

The Cape Town rental market remains buoyant with demand having picked up immediately after the December holidays, according to Pam Golding Properties.

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