THE RENTAL MARKET.
“Don’t’ ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up. “
Remember the time as a child when you received a new pet, only to find the excitement of the new playmate wear off after two weeks when taking care of the pet changed into the not so glamorous chores to feed-it, wash-it and clean-up-after-it.
Owning a rental property can be a bit like that. After the initial excitement of acquiring the property the reality of finding that good tenant, managing the property etc. sets in with a “Bang”. The only consolation is that other than with a pet which you have to feed, your property will actually “feed” you. The second best thing is that the whole operation of taking care of the property can be passed on to professional property managers. In fact, the property guru Dolf De Roos of “Real Estate Riches” fame states that “you would be silly to manage your properties, as this could well become a full-time job”.
Tenant Selection: This is most critical factor for the landlord. The most crucial determinant of the quality of tenant you will attract is the area in which you purchase your property. A property in the worst part of town may have spectacular returns on your investments, but also headaches that you could have avoided by looking at a better area. Ballito has been known as an excellent area for reasonable rentals. Beach front properties offering excellent holiday rental returns if it is well managed.
Choosing your property manager: With so many rental agencies and letting agents flooding the market, the best way to protect your investment is to make sure that your agent has a valid fidelity certificate from the Estate Agency Affairs Board that governs the property and rental industry in South Africa.
I am often amazed that people entrusts their most valuable assets to unqualified and inexperienced “agents” to manage. Ask to see their certificate before entering into any agreements to manage your property. (Here’s a tip: you don’t have to pay them any commission if they are not registered with the EAAB.) It is also wise to enter into a formal written agreement with your rental agent.
The benefit of using a good property manager is that the less pleasant work such as notices of rental increases etc. are out of your hands.
We, at Harcourts Dolphin Coast, are proud to offer you the expertise of Rentalsdotcom, the first system in South Africa that blends international expertise with local knowledge. Rentalsdotcom employs specialists to ensure professional consistent service in the rental market. In association with Harcourts we conduct our business in accordance to the RENTAL HOUSING ACT. We conform to all the relevant legal requirements and is registered with the ESTATE AGENTS AFFAIRS BOARD and SARS.
With years of experience, Neels du Plooy, Managing director of Rentalsdotcom Dolphin Coast, undertakes to endeavour to manage the letting of your property in a fair, trustworthy and professional manner. “We have experienced tremendous success since focussing on the satisfaction of our landlords, tenants and holiday makers.”
For long term and holiday letting rental management, call on the qualified and professional agents of Rentalsdotcom: Call us today at: 032 946 2331 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LANDLORD:WHY USE RENTALSDOTCOM .(DOLPHIN COAST)
1) VIEWING AND LISTING OF YOUR PROPERTY.
2) DIGITAL PHOTOS OF YOUR PROPERTY.
3 NATIONAL WEBSITE AND MEDIA ADVERTISING.
4) DATABASE OF POTENCIAL TENANTS TO VIEW YOUR PROPERTY.
5) COMPREHENSIVE LEASE AGREEMENT.
6) RENTAL HOUSING ACT GUIDELINES.
7) AUDITED FINANCIALS TO LANDLORD
8) TPN CREDIT CHECK. (PRE –APROVAL OF CLIENT)
9) FREE BLACK –LISTING ON ITC CREDIT BEREAU OF ALL LATE PAYERS.
10) QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND MAINTENANCE REPORTS
11) COLLECT DEPOSITS AND FIRST MONTHS RENTAL
12) LANDLORD STATEMENTS EVERY MONTH (POSTED/E-MAIL)
13) TENANT INVOICES (POSTED/E-MAIL)
14) MONTHLY RENTAL COLLECTION
15) PAY LANDLORD AFTER ALL SERVICES ARE INVOICED AND PAID.(WATER/ELECTICITY/LEVIES)
16 ) MANAGEMENT OPTIONS: PROCUREMENT/COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT.
17) AUTOMATED SMS NOTIFICATION TO LANDLORD & TENANT WHEN PAYMENT RECEIVED.
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