In July Private Property launched a paid rentals option for landlords wishing to
list their properties for rent on South Africa's busiest property website.
Since the start of online rentals, over 50 000 properties have been loaded by
owners and more than 2 million emails have been sent to prospective tenants who
specifically requested rentals in a particular area and price range.
Rental listings on the website have grown so much in popularity that it was
decided to offer a paid option (R150) allowing landlords to load up to 8
pictures of their property and write a detailed description. The listing also
includes detailed specifications that help to ensure that you get the right
people calling you. Another bonus is that your listing will automatically be map
linked. Landlords can download a standard lease contract and other useful
templates. Your listing stays on the website for one month or until you find a
tenant, with the option of extending the listing time later on.
Credit checking to verify prospective tenants is an essential step and this can
easily be done online. Private Property in partnership with Tenant Profile
Network (TPN) offers you one of the most comprehensive credit reports available.
For only R105.70 the report includes a HAWK enquiry, ITC as well as an Experian
report. If you go with the full house paid rental option, this report is
included in the fee.
There is still a free of charge rental listing option, which is simply a text
listing. You can list rentals in the following categories: house share, holiday
letting and residential rentals.
Listing your rental property with Private Property, on a tried and tested
marketing platform, is a hassle-free way of finding the right tenant.