Coronavirus Update - Tenants

May 6, 2020 5:45:50 PM Share this:

At Harcourts, our priority is supporting our clients and the community throughout this challenging time.

During recent conversations we have been asked a number of questions about the state of the rental market, the impact that Coronavirus is having on Landlords and how we are adapting to the changing landscape.


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Topics: Property Management, Tenants, COVID-19

Coronavirus Update - Landlords

May 6, 2020 5:19:26 PM Share this:

At Harcourts, our priority is supporting our clients and the community throughout this challenging time.

During recent conversations we have been asked a number of questions about the state of the rental market, the impact that Coronavirus is having on Landlords and how we are adapting to the changing landscape.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, COVID-19, TPN

YOLO, JOMO or FOMO? – understanding Millennials

Mar 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM Share this:

The meaning of phrases such as landlords ‘being really extra about lit parties’ and tenants promising ‘to have this adulting thing down’ may be clear as day to Millennials, but Greek to older generations. Thankfully, RE/MAX of Southern Africa compiled their own Millennial Tenant Dictionary.


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Topics: Property Management, Real Estate Agents, Millenials, Harcourts Real Estate

This is why tenants must be cautious before signing a lease

Dec 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

A tenant has the right, at the inception, to receive and occupy a leased property that is not only fit for the condition it is let but also habitable. The landlord has a duty to maintain the property in a habitable condition throughout the period of the lease.

There are certain steps a tenant must take before concluding a lease.


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Topics: Property Management, Richard Gray, Harcourts Real Estate, KZN Rental Housing Tribunal

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: Property Management, Richard Gray, Landlords, Harcourts Real Estate

Why millennials prefer to rent

Oct 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

The demand for rentals among millennials is on the increase, and it’s easy to see why. In Deloitte’s 2018 Millennial Survey of over 10 000 people born between 1983 and 1994, the research found that freedom and flexibility were key workplace priorities for this age group. But this could be extended to the world of property too: because of this desire to have more freedom, millennials tend to settle down later and travel more, which means they’re renting rather than buying.


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Topics: Property Management, Millenials, Harcourts Real Estate

How to find the perfect roommate

Sep 2, 2019 10:38:00 PM Share this:

Renting a property can be an expensive business, particularly if you’re single. One of the best way to offset some of the costs is to find a roommate (or two). On paper it sounds great - you’ll have someone to help pay the bills, you’ll have company and the idea of having like-minded people sharing your living space is often exciting. Unfortunately there are downsides too, and there are important questions that need to be asked before you allow a relative stranger to move into your home.


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Topics: Property Management, Advice, Harcourts Real Estate

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: Property Management, Landlords, Harcourts Real Estate

Applying for rental properties: The do’s and dont’s.

Mar 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

With rental housing continuing to experience unprecedented occupancy rates, it’s more important than ever to ensure you’re putting your best foot forward when looking and applying for a rental property.

The more prepared you are, the better the chance you will have in ensuring a tenancy agreement can be reached.  


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Topics: Property Management, Applications

Being prepared for an emergency.

Mar 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

Do you know what vital information to have on hand in the event of a natural disaster or
family emergency?


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There’s no way to predict when misfortune will strike, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. Having vital information on hand can help protect your family when time is of the essence.


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Topics: Property Management, Advice, Insurance