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: Renting, Rental Property, Tenants, Corona Virus, Covid-19

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, Renting, Rental Property, Applications

Holiday rentals scams beware

Dec 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

Now is the time when holidaymakers start scouring the internet for properties to rent during the festive season. Last minute planning often fueled by desperation and online scammers exploit this need.

As the internet is usually the go-to platform for holiday rentals, anonymous communication is often a prerequisite, which can make any of us feel uneasy. It is important to understand that you need to be alert and rely on your instincts when parting with personal information and money. Some horror stories have emerged in recent times - most often related to people paying deposits blindly.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Rental Property, holiday rentals

Need to know: selling your rental property

Apr 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

When you decide the time is right to sell your rental property, there are certain rules you need to be aware of.

Notice
If an owner puts the property on the market, they must tell the tenant in writing. As a courtesy, and to promote good relations between the sales team and the tenant, they would be advised to let the tenant know beforehand through their property manager.


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Topics: Selling, Rental Property

How to steer clear of rental property scams

Mar 20, 2017 11:16:54 PM Share this:

Searching the internet has become the norm for consumers looking for homes to rent, with classifieds websites recording huge traffic increases in this category over the past few years.
 However, it seems that not a week goes by now without a media report of a potential tenant being scammed out of their deposit and even their first month’s rental by someone who actually did not own the property that was advertised as “to let”.


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Topics: Renting, Harcourts South Africa, Rental Property