Turn to tribunal for help in a rental dispute

Nov 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

The Rental Housing Tribunal exists to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants. And it’s free!


“The Rental Housing Tribunal is a statutory body established in terms of Section 7 of the Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999 (as amended),” explains Pieter Janse van Rensburg of Just Property. “It is an independent body and its members are appointed by the MEC of each province, in terms of the Rental Housing Act 50/1999, to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants regarding residential properties.”


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Topics: Renting, Richard Gray, Landlords, Harcourts Real Estate

Tenant vs landlord - who fixes what?

Aug 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

One of the more contentious issues between a landlord and the tenant is almost always the general state of repair and ongoing maintenance and repair issues that crop up within a tenancy. Often, confusion reigns regarding who may be liable for the cost of various elements that can occur within a residential rental. Sadly, more often than not, landlords unfairly assume much liability is the responsibility of the tenant, when it is in actual fact their responsibility as the property owner, says Grant Rea, Certified Residential Rental Specialist with RE/MAX Living.


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Topics: Landlords, Tenants, Harcourts Real Estate, Tips for Homeowners

How to be a landlord tenants love with these 5 tips

Jul 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

Renting is the smart financial choice for many consumers, but a ‘difficult’ landlord can easily make it feel like the wrong choice, and cause tenants to leave as soon as they possibly can.


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Topics: Renting, Landlords, Harcourts Real Estate, Advice for Landlords

How to Deal with Troublesome Tenants 'Article for Landlords'

Feb 28, 2017 7:13:12 PM Share this:

Without tenants our investment properties start to lose their income potential and become another outgoing cost, but sometimes troublesome tenants can be more costly than a potential vacancy.

So what can you do to ensure any early issues that arise with your tenants don’t turn into a major headache down the road? Here are some steps you can take before troublesome tenants become unmanageable.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Tenants