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Property rentals in Gauteng, the province with a substantial segment of the rental market in South Africa, could begin showing improved growth soon, says Tobie Fourie, national rentals manager for Chas Everitt International. “Rentals are currently escalating by an average of 5.81% a year,” says Fourie.

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Many institutional and single-property investors will attest to the fact that the residential rental market is – by and large – soft at the moment. Rental inflation is tame at 4.19% as at June 2018, down from last year September’s 5.68% according to StatsSA CPI

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Payslip manipulation is real. Tenants who cannot afford to live in a rental property “doctor” their payslip to show a higher salary. But, a few months after placing the tenant, they start to pay late or stop paying altogether. Credit bureau TPN recently introduced employment verification

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Curious things happen to human beings. It is no surprise then that landlords who are in the business of renting homes to human beings come across strange goings-on between the four walls of their properties. Michelle Dickens, MD of TPN confirms that “as a property specialist

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South Africans are all very aware of violent crime and the efforts needed to reduce it, but so-called white-collar crime is just as rampant – and the crooks are getting smarter all the time. Greg Harris, CEO of Chas Everitt Property Rentals, notes that the rental

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This is the story of a man who owned a few properties all across the land: two-bedroom cottages, three-bedroom homes and large, old four-bedroom homes with garden flats. This man had been the lord of these homes for many years, which meant he thought he

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Q I need advice. A friend is under debt review and no rental agents will rent to her. Isn't this unconstitutional? She pays rent on time and needs a place to stay. Also what percentage interest should a deposit accrue? Lease agreements make no mention of

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