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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 to get a vacated property up to standard for a new tenant to move in the next day? And then (to top it all off!) you still have to deal with deposit disbursement disputes over …

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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 bearing account in terms of the RHA. To be specific, in subsection 5(3) the RHA states as follows: (c) the landlord may require a tenant, before moving into the dwelling, to pay a deposit which, …

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The All-Important Rental Mandate – YOUR Entitlement to Payment

The Rental Mandate is the Contract under which the Rental Agency can Claim Entitlement to Payment. NO Mandate = NO Entitlement to Payment What is a Rental Mandate? The Rental Mandate is the contract between the landlord or property owner and the rental agency represented by the Principal – not between the landlord and individual …

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