The New Property Practitioners Act and Disclosure of Defects

With effect from 1st of February 2022, in accordance with the Property Practitioners Act it is law for Landlords to provide Tenants with a Mandatory Disclosure Form. This is the landlord’s statement about their property, which all landlords are required to complete and submit to their agencies prior to the signing of a Mandate and certainly before any marketing of the property.

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Tips to Avoid Property Rental Scams

Rental scam Red Flags to look out for Property rental scams are on the rise and tenants and private landlords are potentially more at risk of being scammed. But there are some useful tips and “Red flags” to watch out for. As agents, it’s our business to be aware and carefully do our due diligence … read more

Property Rentals in the Covid Lockdown

Our Covid Diary 27 January 2021 (10 months into a rental market during Covid) 10 months during which reality seemed to change at breathtaking speed, nothing predictable, and adapability the order of every day.  We’ve been burning the midnight oil trying to do our best in this new and constantly varied rental and life reality. … read more

Relocation to Cape Town Not Slowing Down

The number of enquiries from prospective tenants relocating and needing property to rent in Cape Town has definitely not slowed down – the migration South appears to be constant and steady as we receive a number of ‘relocation to Cape Town’ rental enquiries daily from people within SA and abroad.

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Claiming Damages from Tenants

Ensure your documentation is watertight if you need to claim damages from the tenant before refunding their deposit. This all begins before the tenancy starts. read more

Capital Gains Tax on Investment Property

We're often asked to break down the effects of Capital Gains Tax on the sale of investment property. There are quite significant exemptions and deduction allowances to reduce Capital Gains Tax liability. read more