Are you affected by covid in a bad financial situation? Struggling to pay rent on time but love the place you renting? Instead of defaulting, why not negotiate a payment plan with your landlord?
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.
Springtime has officially sprung, sharing with us; new life, warmer, longer days and of course the most beautiful scenery South Africa has to offer.
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!
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.
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Need to move house? No problem! South African’s can now get a permit to move during the level 4 restrictions. Download permits here.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 & […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]