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Situations landlords can avoid

Situations landlords can avoid

You might be a well established landlord or simply thinking of getting in to the game. While you may consider doing it alone, using a reputable rental managing agent can greatly assist you in keeping your tenants in check and protecting your interests.  Here are three situations to be aware of. Airbnb and subletting. Holidays at…

Advice for new landlords

Advice for new landlords

So you’ve invested in a property with the intention of letting it out. To get you started, here are a few simple guidelines. Catherine de Villiers, rental consultant at Jawitz Properties, says she’s often asked about whether it’s better to let the property unfurnished or furnished. UNFURNISHED. Unfurnished accommodation tends to attract longer term tenants. Because…

Getting your home ready for show day

Getting your home ready for show day

It is not always nice to give outsiders access to your home. The following tips and advice can make the burden on homeowner less stressful. Every buyer is looking for storage. Clear out your most cluttered cupboards. Load up a few boxes and remove them from the property. Lock up your valuables. Take valuable jewellery…

Tenants beware of ongoing credit checks

Tenants beware of ongoing credit checks

Tenants may not realise that by giving an estate agent or landlord permission to do a credit check on them before signing a lease, they are effectively giving that agent or landlord permission to re-look their credit score anytime during the lease period. Just paying your rent is apparently not enough of a guarantee that…

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