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How to ensure your tenants are happy and stop complaining?

Our research shows that there are 4 common complaints that tenants always report. Find out how to avoid tedious complaints and keep your tenants happy.

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November 18th, 2020 by HouseME Writer
DIY & Lifestyle
News
Tenants

5 Exciting summer activities to experience in Cape Town

Springtime has officially sprung, sharing with us; new life, warmer, longer days and of course the most beautiful scenery South Africa has to offer.

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November 12th, 2020 by Insaaf Aberasiet
DIY & Lifestyle
Landlords
Property
Tenants

Tools that can help fix anything around the outside of the house

Keen to tackle some maintenance tasks on your home yourself but have no idea where to start? The secret is getting the tools. Here’s what you’ll need!

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October 30th, 2020 by Tristan Slabbert
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Property
Tenants

Plumbing issues: is it a tenant or landlord’s problem?

Renting a property comes with its challenges especially if there are no clear guidelines as to which party is responsible for maintenance. We take a closer look at plumbing issues and how to attribute responsibility to landlords and tenants fairly.

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October 27th, 2020 by HouseME Writer
Landlords
Property
Tenants

Property scams to be aware of

The online property market is rife with scams. Here’s how to spot fraudster’s a mile away, so you don’t waste your time while house hunting

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October 2nd, 2020 by HouseME Writer
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Musings
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New pricing updates

In case you missed it, we launched our new digital renting interface today! So what’s new? Your online dashboard got a brand new look Already a pioneer in using tech to speed up applications and assess the best rental price, we’ve now focused on taking on board your feedback as a community to further enhance […]

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September 9th, 2020 by HouseME Writer
Property
Tenants

All you need to know about the return of your rental deposit

Written by Geruza Nzongo, at  HouseME, Smart Property Rental for Landlords and Tenants.   Reading Time: 5 Minutes   No one wants to play a 12-month long guessing game as to whether your full deposit will be returned at the end of your lease agreement.   You’ve given 20 business days notice that you’re cancelling the lease […]

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August 11th, 2020 by HouseME Writer
Covid-19
Landlords
News
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How to get a permit to move residence across provinces during lockdown level 3

Need to move house? No problem! South African’s can now get a permit to move during the level 3 restrictions. More info and permit download here.

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June 1st, 2020 by Tamira Gunzburg
Covid-19
Landlords
News
Tenants

Updated regulations on residential moves during lockdown

Need to move house after 7 June? No problem! South African’s can now get a permit to move during the lockdown beyond June 7. Download permits here.

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May 14th, 2020 by HouseME Writer
Covid-19
News
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How to get a permit to move residence during lockdown

Need to move house? No problem! South African’s can now get a permit to move during the level 4 restrictions. Download permits here.

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May 8th, 2020 by Tamira Gunzburg
DIY & Lifestyle
Tenants

6 things to consider when finding a new home

Finding the perfect home for your needs can be a tedious task. Whether it’s for your family or just for you, your new home needs to check all the boxes. Check advice from the experts to make your experience so much smoother.

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April 28th, 2020 by HouseME Writer
Covid-19
Landlords
Musings
Tenants

10 steps to finding a great tenant in spite of the Covid-19 lockdown

With the entire world practising social distancing, finding a tenant to lease your property can prove to be challenging. Have a look at our guide on how to tackle this issue without putting yourself at risk.

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April 17th, 2020 by Tamira Gunzburg
Covid-19
Landlords
Property
Tenants

Video viewings: How to make the most of digital property viewings

Written by Lorne Hallendorff, COO and Johann Minnaar, Network manager at HouseME, Smart Property Rental for Landlords and Tenants. Reading Time: 5 Minutes It’s safe to say that the first-ever photograph (View from the Window at Le Gras) is absolutely rubbish. It took Joseph Niépce several days of exposure in a camera to produce a truly awful […]

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March 20th, 2020 by HouseME Writer
DIY & Lifestyle
Landlords
Property
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6 Tips to improve your online property listing

Written by Geruza Nzongo, Tenant Success Officer at HouseME, Smart Property Rental for Landlords and Tenants. Reading Time: 5 Minutes In a recent blog post, we outlined some steps on how you can take professional-looking photos to maximise interest when you are listing your property to rent. Today we are going to help you fine-tune the information featured […]

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February 29th, 2020 by HouseME Writer
Musings
Property
Tenants

Important Clauses To Look Out For In Your Lease Agreement

Written by Claire Müller, Content Manager at  HouseME, Smart Property Rental for Landlords and Tenants. Reading Time: 5 Minutes Reading a lease can be confusing. Not to mention time-consuming. There is so much legal language in it that your first impulse may be to sign and be done – rather than google all the words and terms […]

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February 17th, 2020 by HouseME Writer
Landlords
Musings
Property
Tenants

5 Advantages Of Using Property Tech Sites To Lease Or Rent Your Home

Technology has and will always continue to change and challenge just about everything associated with the way we live, conduct business and how we work. The real estate industry is no different and has joined the paradigm shift from traditional channels to those that function solely with technology. The Shift To Managing Property Rentals & […]

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December 23rd, 2019 by HouseME Writer
Landlords
Musings
Tenants

The 7 Basic Tenant Screening Questions

 By HouseME, view HouseME Rental Properties Here. Reading Time: 3 Minutes  The 7 Basic Tenant Screening Questions If you are a landlord renting out your property without the aid of a rental agency, then you would be well advised to have a set of standard screening questions ready at hand to verify any prospective tenants looking to take occupancy […]

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September 3rd, 2019 by HouseME Writer
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Tenants

The Ins and Outs of Property Inspections

By HouseME, view HouseME Rental Properties Here. Reading Time: 3 Minutes The Ins and Outs of Property Investing As a landlord, performing a property inspection is one of the most important parts of your duty as a property owner. Inspections ensure not only that problems are promptly addressed before they become bigger headaches down the road, but they also […]

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August 14th, 2019 by HouseME Writer
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Musings
News
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Tenants

Forbes Recognises HouseME as one of Africa’s Startups to Watch: 2019

By HouseME, view HouseME Rental Properties Here. Reading Time: 3 Minutes  Forbes recognises HouseME as one of the continent’s startups to watch in 2019 Forbes Africa announced on Monday 1st July that HouseME was one of the continent’s eight top African startups, contributing in a vital way to Africa’s growth. This announcement was done in collaboration with Accenture, which […]

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August 5th, 2019 by HouseME Writer
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Musings
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Tenants

7 Reasons Tenants Are Not Choosing Your Rental Property

By Ben Shaw, CEO, HouseME, Smart Property Rental for Landlords and Tenants. Reading Time: 3 Minutes   So your current tenants are moving out and you’ve put your rental property on the market. You may even have had a few viewings but no one is committing quite yet and your vacancy date is rapidly approaching. How can […]

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July 2nd, 2019 by HouseME Writer
Landlords
Musings
Property
Tenants

HouseME Launches Assist Package for Hassle-Free Renting

By HouseME, Smart Rental Property Management. Reading Time: 3 Minutes Rental Property Management Revisited HouseME in 2017 rolled out rental property management assistance for the first time. With an overwhelming response, more than 75% of our clients opted-in for such services; which included photography, hosting of viewings, key handovers and emergency call-out response and more. It was […]

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June 14th, 2019 by HouseME Writer
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Tenants

Should Landlords Raise Their Rental Price?

By  HouseME, Smart Property Rental for Landlords and Tenants.  Reading Time: 3 Minutes   You’re a landlord renting out your property, and the end of the lease is nearing. Your tenants would be happy to stay for another year, so the next question is: should you escalate the rent? And if so, by how much? In this […]

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May 23rd, 2019 by HouseME Writer
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News
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How Do Rental Housing Amendment Act Changes Impact Landlords and Tenants?

By HouseME, Smart Property Rental for Landlords and Tenants.  Reading Time: 2 Minutes   The South African Government have indicated the Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 has been on the cards for some time, and once it is in place, landlords and tenants will have six months to comply with the new legislation. Currently, no date […]

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May 9th, 2019 by HouseME Writer
DIY & Lifestyle
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Finding a New Home In a City You Don’t Know

By HouseME, Smart Home Property Rental for Landlords and Tenants.  Reading Time: 3 Minutes   Moving out of your comfort zone to an unfamiliar city and a new home can be a very daunting experience, but new job opportunities often require individuals or entire families to take on the journey and relocate to the unknown.   Finding […]

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April 25th, 2019 by HouseME Writer
DIY & Lifestyle
Landlords
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HouseME Now Offers DepositFREE Renting

By HouseME, view HouseME Rental Properties Here. Reading Time: 3 Minutes     In life there are 3 certainties for tenants: deathly-long leases, large upfront deposits for rental properties and a sizable chunk of income disappearing to a landlord each month.   Well here at HouseME we don’t like old-fashioned certainties. And we certainly don’t like to do things […]

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April 17th, 2019 by HouseME Writer
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HouseME and Gumtree Collaborate To Reduce LandLord Risk

By MyBroadBand, 26 November, 2018    Gumtree announced it has teamed up with property technology company HouseME to offer improved house rental services on its online platform.   As a result of this collaboration, Gumtree is now able to verify prospective tenants through a rigorous vetting process and reduce the risk for property owners.   […]

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November 28th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
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3 Tips To Ensure Your Tenant Pays On Time

ByHouseME Property Rental   There is only one thing worse than a vacant property: a tenanted property with a defaulting tenant.   Not only does a landlord not receive rent, but she also runs the risk of having to pay expensive legal fees for an eviction. It’s a lose-lose situation: lose your hard-earned money and lose […]

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October 5th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
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News
Property
Tenants

Finweek: Online offers bring transparency to rental property market

By Glenneis Kriel, Article Originally Published on Finweek, June 4th, 2018.   As a young adult, Ben Shaw often struggled to find appropriate rental accommodation. He also had recollections of friends’ frustrations in finding credible tenants.   “HouseME fills gaps in the market; it creates a solution to a very real problem,” says Shaw, CEO and […]

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June 4th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
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Tenants

Have you tried The New Way To Rent?

By Your Neighbourhood, 10 Novmeber, 2016.   HouseME launches as SA’s first online bidding and tenant screening app for home rentals   HouseME, a new mobile application and web portal, is the first to launch in South Africa with an online auction mechanism where landlords receive bids on their rental properties from prospective tenants eager […]

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November 10th, 2016 by HouseME Writer