A brief look at long leases[post_view before=""]
When it comes to immovable property in South Africa, we tend to focus our attention on the sale and transfer of ownership and the short-term rental or lease of such property. However, there are other forms of title to property in South Africa, such as long-term leases.Read More
What is the role of an estate agent?[post_view before=""]
An estate agent plays an integral part in most property transfers, acting as the link between the seller and buyer, negotiating the terms of the offer to purchase and helping to ensure a smooth and positive process for both parties.Read More
The Rental Housing Tribunal[post_view before=""]
It is always the hope that tenant and landlord relationships remain respectful and positive, but when things take a turn for the worse, the Rental Housing Tribunal is there to help. Here’s what you need to know…Read More
What happens to your rental deposit?[post_view before=""]
It is common cause for any landlord in today’s rental market to request a deposit upfront from prospective tenants, however, there are often questions that arise around the return of this deposit when the lease is later cancelled or expires.Read More
Subletting your property[post_view before=""]
The recent tax hike has triggered tenants to consider subletting as a way to make an extra buck. We’ve put together a basic guide exploring key aspects: what it means to sublet, how subletting differs based on the kind of property, the different terms of a subletting agreement and best practice when subletting.Read More
What is a ‘long term lease’?[post_view before=""]
A long term lease entitles the lessee to a limited real right over a property for an agreed period of time ranging from 10 years to 99 years.Read More
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