According to Natheema Tymowicz and Imtiaz Adam, the owner of Seeff Southern Suburb, apartments are the first choice for new tenants because they offer security, comfort and rents cheaper than homes. The right to rent – the primary legislation that governs rental real estate is the Rental Housing Act, 50 of 1999 and the amended Rental Housing Act, 35 of 2014, which governs the behaviour of tenants and landlords, property and deposit management. It also provides for the rental court to assist tenants and landlords in the event of a dispute, rather than having to follow an expensive legal route. The COVID 19 pandemic has contributed to the current decline in the real estate market. This means that many want to leave their current leases for better, more affordable rental opportunities. Barbra-Ann Briner and Vivien Adler, owners at Seeff Atlantic Seaboard, say that even with a set climbing percentage, it`s still possible to negotiate rents. If the landlord is not friendly, the tenant should decide whether to accept the new rent or move. Our advice to a landlord would be that if it is a good tenant, they should look at how to place them in the current pandemic climate. DRUM spoke with PG van der Linde, seeff Pretoria-East`s leasing manager, who answered several important questions about rental property and finances. A recent PayProp rent survey showed that the average rent is R7,308 per month. Westkap is the most expensive province to rent, with an average rent of R8,777 per month, followed by Gauteng`s R7 692 per month. Average rental prices in the southern suburbs range from R100 to R10,000 per month for studios and between R200 and R200 for two-bedroom apartments.
Diep River and Plumstead are often overlooked areas where two two-piece units go for about R7,000 to R8,500 per month. At the end of March, your third pay cheque will provide and indicate the right time to move from your parents` home to a separate location. At Seeff, we know that renting a place is at the top of your list of priorities, now that you are a professional professional. Independence and performance are very rewarding for young people entering the rental market. While the Move to Level 4 has brought relief to some, for example because more people can return to work, it has made few changes to the rental market. „Both tenants and landlords remain in a ownership model until regulatory restrictions are lifted until the move can take place,“ Seeff says. Hello Melissa, it will be better that you try to negotiate some kind of agreement with your owner. Legally, you are required to pay the rent, but under current regulations, you cannot be cleared during Alert Level 4, although your landlord may apply for an eviction order that can only come into effect after the last day of the Level 4 alert. What about the people who signed leases on April 1? Steyn explained that this would still not be allowed, as the regulations clearly stipulate a „return“ to a previously occupied place of residence. However, persons classified as essential services at the alert level may, as required by the regulations, go to temporary accommodation to be close to their workplace. Unfortunately, the gradual separation of the total closure at Level 4 of the alert will not bring much relief to the rental sector. At the end of March, your third pay cheque will provide and indicate the right time to move from your parents` home to a separate location.
At Seeff, we know that renting a place is at the top of your list of priorities, now that you are a professional professional.