Need a new rental? TenantPower will search for you for FREE
A year in the making, tenant representative company, Trusted Tenant Services – which launched this month – has had to extend its services to new tenants renting from R6,000 per month.
“The demand we received from those in the R6,000/month rental bracket, after going to market with Trusted Tenant Services, was not unexpected,” said the company’s founder, Neville Berkowitz. “We have branded this service TenantPower as we see it as a much-needed service to help balance the power scales in the current rental transaction – a power dynamic where the landlord and managing agents hold the power and the tenant is dis-empowered.”
A quick search on the country’s top property portal, Property24.com, reveals that out of the current 64,000 rental properties available for rent, some 51,000 are available for R6,000/month and more. This is massive tenant market which TenantPower is targeting to assist with sourcing their new rental accommodation, helping in the lease negotiations and will be the tenants’ go-to for any issues between them and their landlords/managing agents.
“We receive questions from tenants on a daily basis asking everything from where and how to find new rental accommodation, to helping them understand their lease documents and with guidance on dealing with the problems they have with their landlords or rental agents,” said David A Steynberg, director of HomeTimes. “Because TenantPower is a free service to tenants, it does not exclude anyone who actually needs this service. This is why HomeTimes endorses TenantPower.”
Check out our interview with Trusted Tenant Services’ founder, Neville Berkowitz in which he explains why tenants need help finding rental accommodation and why having a service like TenantPower lobbying on their behalf in the lease negotiations and throughout the rental term is necessary.