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Beware of bogus agents
Although both home buyers and sellers have the legislated power to stop bogus estate agents in their tracks, many are not aware of the steps they can take – or of the dangers of dealing with ...
Tips for a quieter life in the country
Navigate these pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision about your rural dream.
Tenant rights and obligations
Lease agreement A lease can be in verbal or written form. Obviously a written lease agreement is recommended as this clearly sets out the rights and obligations of both the tenant and the ...
Laws that protect tenants
There are dozens of obvious and practical reasons why many individuals, families as well as businesses, rent property. For a start, renting provides the tenant with the benefits of fairly fast availability and choice. Although ...
Beware of fraudsters!
It has recently come to light that a few fraudsters have posted fake listings on Private Property. While these listings came to our attention before too much damage could be done, some potential ...
The ghost of auctions past
The latest scandal to hit the property industry is set to shake up the way that people perceive auction sales. The news that one of South Africa’s wealthiest women, Wendy Applebaum, has filed a complaint with the National ...
My lease is about to end! What do I do?
Some of the laws that apply before and when a lease ends are set out below: If a lease ends and the tenant remains in the property with the permission of the landlord, the parties are deemed to have entered into a lease on the ...
Refunding a tenant’s deposit
A landlord must invest a tenant’s deposit in an interest-bearing account with a financial institution. The tenant may during the period of the lease request the landlord to provide him with written proof of interest on such ...
Inspections of leased premises
The tenant and the landlord together before the tenant moves into the property must inspect the property and assess the defects or damages to such property, if any, with a view to recording such defects or damages and with a view ...
Tenants’ deposits
A landlord must invest a tenant’s deposit in an interest-bearing account with a financial institution. The tenant may during the period of the lease request the landlord to provide him with written proof of interest on such ...