Articles related to "Rental Deposit"

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5 points tenants need to know before signing a lease
Tenants should remember that a lease is a legally binding document which means they should be sure they understand all the points before signing.
Rental advice for students
Renting an apartment when you are a student has many cost implications. This article offers some guidance about your financial obligations as a tenant, as well as your landlord's responsibilities.
Why tenants need a good letting agent
A lot of the hard work that agents do for tenants goes unnoticed. Make friends with your agent and your tenancy will be smooth sailing!
Southern Suburbs apartment rental rates decline by 36%
The rental market has changed but some landlords still have unrealistic expectations of rentals rates.
How to find the perfect roommate
Finding a roommate to share costs is tempting to many, but it is important to ask the right questions before agreeing to share your space with a relative stranger.
What first-time renters will pay in Cape Town
The first priority for many young professionals when they start working is to find a place of their own. Here’s what you need to know about renting in Cape Town
Dealing with a demanding landlord
A difficult landlord can make a tenant’s life miserable. Knowing how to deal with them is the key to keeping the relationship amiable.
How to get your rental deposit back
Private Property has over the years received hundreds, if not thousands, of queries regarding landlords’ refusal to refund a tenant’s deposit.
How to spot a dodgy landlord
There are landlords and then there are landlords…some are good and some are just plain bad. So how do you know what you are letting yourself in for when you rent a home?
What is classified as “fair wear and tear”?
It is in both the landlord’s and tenant’s best interests to know their rights, and be aware of the conditions under which a tenant’s deposit can be used.