Co-living: How less space is housing's next big thing
Co-living: How less space is housing's next big thing

Recently I spent some time abroad and while there I spent a fair amount of time in co-working spaces...

By Jacques van Embden 1 day ago

Why regular rental inspections are so important in property management
Why regular rental inspections are so important in property management

Rental inspections are a necessity when it comes to good rental management, and both landlords and tenants should stick to the terms and conditions...

By Nelio Mendes 2 days ago

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 days ago

What you need to know about buy-to-let student accommodation
What you need to know about buy-to-let student accommodation

The demand for student accommodation has risen steeply and universities are unable to meet the demand via student residences...

By Mike Greeff 11 Oct 2018

Rental scams - how to avoid being fleeced out of your deposit
Rental scams - how to avoid being fleeced out of your deposit

Over the years, particularly with various DIY advertising portals becoming available to the layman renting out his property, various rental scams have been concocted...

By Sunell Afrika 9 Oct 2018

Tyson Properties wins Most Trusted Real Estate Brand Award for 2018
Tyson Properties wins Most Trusted Real Estate Brand Award for 2018

Global Brands Magazine has named Tyson Properties its Most Trusted Real Estate Brand for 2018 in its annual awards...

9 Oct 2018

Capetonian tenants to receive rental respite
Capetonian tenants to receive rental respite

Some minor relief is in store for Capetonian tenants as they wait with baited breath for the final axe to drop...

8 Oct 2018

A juristic person has "no body to kick and no soul to damn"
A juristic person has "no body to kick and no soul to damn"

The Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa recently had to consider whether a company subleasing accommodation premises to a university could enjoy the tax benefits that are available to suppliers of commercial accommodation...

By JJ van der Walt 2 Oct 2018

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Western Cape rental market remains a good investment

Despite the uncertain political climate and less-than-ideal economic outlook, the national buy-to-let market has remained fairly stable over the last few years...

By Schalk van der Merwe 2 Oct 2018

Good growth observed in office to residential conversions in certain regions
Good growth observed in office to residential conversions in certain regions

Office space to residential conversions are gaining in popularity...

27 Sep 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale

This month, a new report shows that Malta has edged out Hong Kong as the territory or country with the highest residential price gains. With such rampant development on the island, Malta's national bird should perhaps be... the crane?

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 21 Sep 2018

Investing in holiday rental property? Here's what you need to know
Investing in holiday rental property? Here's what you need to know

With the rise in popularity of Airbnb, many people are hoping to capitalise on the potential lucrative rental income by investing in short-term rentals...

12 Sep 2018

Pets and a rental home
Pets and a rental home

Here's what can you do to ensure you and your animals remain on the good side of your landlord...

Issued by Private Property 31 Aug 2018

Why a tenant's safety should be important to landlords
Why a tenant's safety should be important to landlords

Landlords have a duty to use reasonable care to safeguard their tenants and could be in breach of contract if they fail to do so...

Issued by Private Property 28 Aug 2018

Cessation of temporary letting of residential property by developers
Cessation of temporary letting of residential property by developers

SARS released a Binding General Ruling on 25 July 2018 on the temporary letting of residential dwellings by developers, principally to provide clarity of the cessation of section 18B of the Value Added Tax Act, 1991...

By Graeme Palmer 24 Aug 2018

7 tips for renovating your rental
7 tips for renovating your rental

Almost all rental agreements stipulate that any amendments to the structure of the property is strictly prohibited...

15 Aug 2018

Cash or bond, what's the wise property investment move?
Cash or bond, what's the wise property investment move?

There are certainly advantages to paying cash for your investment property, however there is an intriguing alternative...

By Pieter Piek 10 Aug 2018

How to deal with illegal tenant activity
How to deal with illegal tenant activity

According to a study conducted in 2012 by Anti Drug Alliance South Africa, 5.8% of their 57,809 national respondents reported using drugs on a daily basis...

By Adrian Goslett 1 Aug 2018

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How to buy to let successfully

Buying to let is a great investment strategy. In theory, someone else will be paying your bond while you own the asset, generating an income for years to come...

By Barrie Swart 31 Jul 2018

Student influx sees rising demand for student lodging in Cape Town
Student influx sees rising demand for student lodging in Cape Town

According to student housing facility, StudentatHome, Adderley Street in Cape Town has seen a stream of national and international students drawn into the city...

23 Jul 2018

A landlord's guide to following up on late payments
A landlord's guide to following up on late payments

You've screened the tenant thoroughly and their credit check returned a glowing review...

By Adrian Goslett 12 Jul 2018

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Rental property management: Why investors need to think beyond the box

Capital growth has been the saving grace of the buy-to-let sector for the past few years...

6 Jul 2018

9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note
9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note

Cape Town City Council has just approved a range of amendments to the water by-laws as part of its campaign to limit water consumption...

2 Jul 2018

Pick the right property to start building your investment portfolio
Pick the right property to start building your investment portfolio

Investing in property is an option many South Africans consider as it offers an excellent extra source of income...

29 Jun 2018

Realistic pricing remains key in Southern Suburbs rental market
Realistic pricing remains key in Southern Suburbs rental market

Slowing semigration and the reluctance of landlords to adjust their price expectations are some of the factors which contributed to the steady decline...

26 Jun 2018

Joburg rental market not out of the woods yet
Joburg rental market not out of the woods yet

While the rental market in Joburg has shown encouraging signs of revival this year, it is by no means out of the woods yet...

25 Jun 2018

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Cape Town sees substantial drop in rental prices

Rental prices in Cape Town have dropped by as much as 30% in recent months...

20 Jun 2018

What type of home affluent tenants prefer
What type of home affluent tenants prefer

"Landlords who wish to operate in this sector need to do careful research to establish what type of home really affluent tenants prefer, what might make them choose one over another, and what will make them stay."

11 Jun 2018

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Paying attention to the wants and needs of generational buyers

The property market is viewed differently across generations - from millennials to empty nesters. They require agents to adopt a bespoke approach to meet their requirements as each generation has specific needs and trends...

11 Jun 2018

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