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An unintended consequence of the sluggish economy has been a spike in the fraudulent behaviour of would-be tenants who are desperate to sign a lease, compromising the ability of the property owner to secure future growth finance. This is according to Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon

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South Africans do not know where to find homes for rent. And when they do find them, they do not know what their rights are in terms of their lease agreements. Before you object, read on. Since its inception at the beginning of October, Trusted Tenant Services

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The challenging economic times putting frowns on the faces of consumers is impacting the middle and lower tiers of the residential rental sector in Port Elizabeth, in sync with the trend in most major urban areas in South Africa. The common complaint of a paucity of

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Tenants, just because you signed a lease agreement for 12 months, does not mean you cannot cancel the agreement. In fact, despite what your lease agreement says or what you signed, all fixed-term agreements fall within the scope of the Consumer Protection Act and you

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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

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The rental market in KwaZulu-Natal has declined over the past 12 months with only about 60% of tenants current paying their rent on time and in full, says Tobie Fourie, national rentals manager for Chas Everitt International. The average rental amount per month in KZN

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It’s the best time to be a tenant in Gauteng. Rental inflation is depressed across the province, pegged at just more than 5%, and the sheer volume of choice means tenants have their pick of literally thousands of properties. A quick search for 2-bedroom apartments and

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