IF YOU’RE NOT ADDING NEW PROPERTIES TO YOUR RENT ROLL EACH AND EVERY WEEK, YOUR RENT ROLL WILL SHRINK – IT’S CALLED NATURAL ATTRITION!

In this Rental MasterClass we’ll be focussing on ways to grow your rent roll in 2023! Book NOW AT https://rentalsphere.co.za/product/rental-masterclass-10-ways-to-grow-your-rent-roll-in-2023/

IF YOU’RE NOT ADDING NEW PROPERTIES TO YOUR RENT ROLL EACH AND EVERY WEEK, YOUR RENT ROLL WILL SHRINK – IT’S CALLED NATURAL ATTRITION! Read More »

3 Tips & Tools to De-Stress Month-End by Managing the Exit Process Better with Clearly Explained Expectations and Consistent, Clear, Comprehensive Communication for the Exiting Tenant/s and the Landlord/s

How often do you have to run around under pressure at month-end getting cleaners and contractors in at short notice

3 Tips & Tools to De-Stress Month-End by Managing the Exit Process Better with Clearly Explained Expectations and Consistent, Clear, Comprehensive Communication for the Exiting Tenant/s and the Landlord/s Read More »

Residential Rentals RoundUP

Residential Rentals RoundUp #8 | Research & Survey both Reveal Serious Concerns About Rent Payments & 50% Member Discount on Rental Application Training & DocPacks

Residential Rentals RoundUp #6 | How Not to Jeopardise Your Landlord/s Entitlement to a Cancellation Penalty, Rent Arrears Repayment Agreements in Uncertainty and more . . .

Residential Rentals RoundUp #8 | Research & Survey both Reveal Serious Concerns About Rent Payments & 50% Member Discount on Rental Application Training & DocPacks Read More »

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Guidelines for Agents, Landlords & Tenants with respect to Moving, Ingoing & Outgoing Inspections during Lockdown level 4

In line with my goal of providing rental agencies and agents with practical information, guidelines and resources, I have prepared three sets of guidelines to assist my clients, their agents and their landlord and tenant clients to ensure that inspections are carried out in as safe a manner as possible and that tenants and landlords understand their responsibilities in this regard.

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Residential Rentals RoundUP

Residential Rentals RoundUp #7 | How do we go forward with tenants that cannot pay? See which debtors are at risk for non-payment in May, and more . . .

Residential Rentals RoundUp #6 | How Not to Jeopardise Your Landlord/s Entitlement to a Cancellation Penalty, Rent Arrears Repayment Agreements in Uncertainty and more . . .

Residential Rentals RoundUp #7 | How do we go forward with tenants that cannot pay? See which debtors are at risk for non-payment in May, and more . . . Read More »

Rental Applications in Process: To Re-Assess or Not? What is the purpose?

The question of whether or not to re-assess rental applications ‘in process’ and/or approved prior to Lockdown has been put to me, and variations of it have been asked on various social media platforms, a few times recently, which isn’t surprising given the new paradigm of Rentals Un-usual . . .

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RLFG#1: “To Evict or Not to Evict?” with Elize le Roux from Expello

I had the most amazing chat with Elize le Roux, MD of Xpello, to get her views on this question . . .

Elize shared a lot of very useful – and, more importantly,
PRACTICAL – advice and insights on this extremely pertinent topic.

Some of the highlights . . .

  • the importance of following due process, including that all-important Letter of Demand
  • the practicalities of lease cancellation & evictions under Lockdown . . . and beyond
  • practical considerations – and possible new timeframes to expect – for eviction applications post-Lockdown
  • practical alternatives to lease cancellation & evictions

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Residential Rentals RoundUP

Residential Rentals RoundUp #7 | TransUnion Survey Results, IEASA FREE Webinars & Re-Inventing Rentals with Online Meetings & Appointments

Residential Rentals RoundUp #6 | How Not to Jeopardise Your Landlord/s Entitlement to a Cancellation Penalty, Rent Arrears Repayment Agreements in Uncertainty and more . . .

Residential Rentals RoundUp #7 | TransUnion Survey Results, IEASA FREE Webinars & Re-Inventing Rentals with Online Meetings & Appointments Read More »

Residential Rentals RoundUP

Residential Rentals RoundUp #6 | How Not to Jeopardise Your Landlord/s Entitlement to a Cancellation Penalty, Rent Arrears Repayment Agreements in Uncertainty and more . . .

Residential Rentals RoundUp #6 | How Not to Jeopardise Your Landlord/s Entitlement to a Cancellation Penalty, Rent Arrears Repayment Agreements in Uncertainty and more . . .

Residential Rentals RoundUp #6 | How Not to Jeopardise Your Landlord/s Entitlement to a Cancellation Penalty, Rent Arrears Repayment Agreements in Uncertainty and more . . . Read More »

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Rentals in Lockdown #4 (Mar/Apr 2020) | Can You or Can’t You Use the Deposit During the Term of the Lease Agreement, with the agreement of both parties?

I think it’s common knowledge that the Rental Housing Act, requires that the tenant/s deposit be invested in an interest

Rentals in Lockdown #4 (Mar/Apr 2020) | Can You or Can’t You Use the Deposit During the Term of the Lease Agreement, with the agreement of both parties? Read More »

Residential Rentals RoundUP

Residential Rentals RoundUp #5 | Answers to Lockdown Rental Questions, WEBINAR: COVID-19: Rights and Advice for Rental Agents, Online POPI Training & Financial Relief for Companies & Individuals

Residential Rentals RoundUp #4: LockdownCOVID-19: Rights and Advice for Rental Agents, Online POPI Training & Financial Relief for Companies & Individuals

Residential Rentals RoundUp #5 | Answers to Lockdown Rental Questions, WEBINAR: COVID-19: Rights and Advice for Rental Agents, Online POPI Training & Financial Relief for Companies & Individuals Read More »

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Residential Rentals RoundUp #4 | A Summary of the Latest Information on Residential Property Rentals During Lockdown

Residential Rentals RoundUp #4: A Summary of the Latest Information on Residential Property Rentals During Lockdown
– TPN CreditBureau – COVID-19 Update on Business Days
FREE Online Training: FICA: What Every Residential Property Rental Professional Needs to Know – in just 30 minutes!
– Share Your View: Rent Reductions? Rent Holidays?
– URGENT NOTICE TO ALL COMMUNITY SCHEME OCCUPIERS – MEASURES DURING LOCKDOWN. (EDITION 2. 6PM, 26 MARCH 2020) by Alan Levy
– Use of ST Common Property during Lockdown by Graham Paddock
– Legal Talk on CapeTalk with Marlon Shevelew: Leases on lockdown
– No Evictions During Lockdown

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Residential Rentals RoundUp #3 | How to Deal with Rent & Levies, Lockdown Do’s & Don’ts, Lockdown for Landlords Q&A, Community Scheme Measures During Lockdown & Emergency Repairs & Other Relevant Info

Residential Rentals RoundUp #3:
– How to Deal with Rent & Levies,
– Lockdown Do’s & Don’ts
– Lockdown for Landlords Q&A
– Community Scheme Measures During Lockdown
– Emergency Repairs
– Draft Communications for Landlords & Tenants

Residential Rentals RoundUp #3 | How to Deal with Rent & Levies, Lockdown Do’s & Don’ts, Lockdown for Landlords Q&A, Community Scheme Measures During Lockdown & Emergency Repairs & Other Relevant Info Read More »

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Residential Rentals RoundUp #2 | Residential Property Rentals, COVID-19 & the 21-day ‘Lockdown’

Today has been an extraordinary day – one unlike I think any of us have experienced before – not only the uncertainty about the 21 day lockdown, but, unfortunately, some (opportunistic?) people also spreading fake or untrue information.
So, to help you sift through it all I’ve decided to put together a summary for you of the most important (and confirmed) information I have managed to gather . . .

Residential Rentals RoundUp #2 | Residential Property Rentals, COVID-19 & the 21-day ‘Lockdown’ Read More »

Residential Rentals RoundUP

Residential Rentals RoundUp #1 | Free Rentals Webinars, Payment Allocation by a Landlord & Rentals & COVID-19

To help you stay up to date with Residential Rentals News & information I have decided to put together a weekly summary of informative articles and information pertaining to residential property rentals. This week’s summary includes: Free Webinars to Watch at Your Leisure, Payment Allocation by a Landlord, State of Disaster Rental Recovery Plan – Rent Recovery Documentation Pack, Evictions Services Continue, Social Justice Groups Call for Urgent Ban on Evictions During Corona Crisis & Community Living in the Time of COVID-19

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What’s the value of a fixed term lease if a tenant can cancel on 20 business days notice at any time?

Have you even wondered if there’s any value to a fixed term lease when the tenant can cancel on 20 business days notice under the CPA? I believe there definitely is a huge benefit. Here’s the reason why . . .

What’s the value of a fixed term lease if a tenant can cancel on 20 business days notice at any time? Read More »

Initial New Landlord Enquiry

VIDEO: How to Make the Most of Prospective New Landlord Enquiries

Are you making the most of enquiries from prospective new landlords? In this article I share some thoughts for a script that will not only show you as a consumate professional, but will also make sure that you know as much as possible by the end of your fist conversation with the prospective new landlord.

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