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Turning your property views into tenant applications

Having an attractive property description and high-definition photos as part of your property listing might increase the number of views to your property’s advert, but converting those views to actual tenant applications is the ultimate goal. Finding your ideal tenant does not start – nor does it end – with listing your property. Experience has […]

A guide to writing your own letter of demand

All landlords and tenants dream of having an amicable and healthy working relationship. This relationship is founded on a fairly simple agreement: the tenant is provided with a home while the landlord receives rent at the agreed time. In my personal experience, however, this is often not the case. The late or non-payment of rent […]

Rental income vs bond repayments: a fair fight?

This year’s Benchmark Survey from Sanlam revealed more than 70% of middle-class workers experience some form of financial stress. People are battling to survive the pressured atmosphere created by our current economic imbalance. And while most of us can relate to being under financial pressure, it’s middle-class people who are typically the ones renting properties. […]

Find a tenant in good standing

The expressions, “something is not always what it seems to be” and “don’t judge a book by its cover”, might be clichés, but when it comes to renting out your property, they’re the most fitting. Investing in a property is a big decision that no one takes lightly. It takes time, effort and a lot […]

INCOMING INSPECTIONS: AGGRAVATIONS, OR OFFERING PEACE OF MIND?

A property inspection is an examination that records a property’s condition, to protect both the landlord and the tenant. I learnt the hard way that this is a very accurate definition over the past few months. As a landlord, it is my responsibility to ensure that proper inspections are conducted. If I fail to conduct […]

Landlord Rights VS Tenant Rights

With all the changes that have been happening in our country over recent years, it’s difficult to keep up with exactly what some laws are, or what rights landlords and tenants are entitled to. One thing most people in this country are aware of (even if we do not know exactly what it says or […]

Eviction Emergency

After last week’s unfortunate news about the record amount of Notice Letters sent out to defaulting tenants, I made a point this past week to find out if people I know had stories to tell about evictions and situation they have had to deal with. To my surprise, each and every person I urged about […]

Behold the Evil Eviction Experience

Thank goodness I’ve never had to evict a tenant myself, but I’ve observed enough to know that it can become a terrible nightmare. And unfortunately, it seems like many people are forced to deal with this nightmare currently. TPN confirmed that they hit a record of nearly 1 300 “letters of demand” sent out in […]

Why Rental Guarantee is so Important?

It can be quite overwhelming to be a landlord… To mention only a few, here are things we should keep a close check on – collecting rent, dealing with uncooperative tenants, late rent payments, damages to our properties and much more. This entire burden affects our daily lives. MyRentr just launched MyRentr Guarantee, an all-in-one […]

Nurturing your renting relationships

Any relationship needs some nurturing, and personally, I think we neglect to nurture a very critical relationship namely our renting relationship with our tenants. Most of us only see the person or people living in our property once or twice, and after the first two month’s payments, we trust them as if we’ve known them […]