Tips on Finding Cape Town Property Rentals

Private Property South Africa
Private Property Reporter

Looking for Cape Town property rentals can be a daunting task. Before you embark on this process, it might be a good idea to sit down and make a list of your requirements. Are you looking for a flat or a house? How many rooms, bathrooms or garages do you need? Is security an important consideration? How much money do you want to spend? Which suburbs do you find most appealing? Do you want a garden? How far are you willing to drive to work? Is the property close to schools (if you have kids) and shops? Are the main routes easily accessible? When you have a clear idea of what you are looking for, the search process will also be a lot easier. In your search to find the perfect Cape Town property rentals, gather as much information as you can. If you are uncertain about where you want to rent, drive around. While having the sea on your doorstep in areas like Bloubergstrand and Tableview can be wonderful, peak traffic to and from Cape Town might urge you to change your mind. If sea views are not a big consideration, you can consider regions like Newlands and Rondebosch. If you do not mind the drive, areas like Bellville and Plattekloof can also offer suitable property. Talk to colleagues and friends and ask their advice. Online property sites, your local newspaper’s property section and estate agents can also be a good source for information about Cape Town property rentals. When you find a property that you like, don’t hastily sign a lease agreement. Go through your initial list of requirements again and make sure that you are happy. Inspect the property closely and check that all the lights, taps and electrical equipment are in a working condition. And remember, one of the advantages of renting a property is that you can always move on to the next one!

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