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HouseME Assist

For landlords who need an extra helping hand to rent out their property

What if you don’t live in the same city as your investment property? Or if you don’t have time to host your own viewings? Resorting to a traditional estate agency could cost upwards of 8% of your rental, eating into your profit. That’s why HouseME has developed the Assist package. It includes everything in our digital renting platform, plus a team of trained and vetted freelancers who can help you with photography, viewings, key handovers and inspections.

Digital rental agency for landlords who need more rental management

How does HouseME Assist work?

  • List your property

    Register on HouseME and start listing your property. Enter the address, price, dates, etc. Click on 'available products' and then select 'Assist package' on your property listing.

  • Get help with viewings

    We'll match you with a trained, vetted HouseME Helper who will arrange to take professional photos and host 3 viewings per week for you. Interested tenants can place competing offers and apply online at HouseME.

  • Pick your tenant

    HouseME will carefully vet each application, and you can follow the progress live on your property dashboard. Select your preferred tenant and digitally sign the lease.

  • Start your lease with peace of mind

    Your HouseME Helper will host an ingoing inspection and hand over the keys. Your tenants will have access to 24/7 emergency maintenance, and you can opt in to our risk mitigation products for extra peace of mind.

What are the benefits of HouseME Assist?

It takes about 5 minutes to create your property listing, and your property will automatically be posted to all the major marketplaces. Visit your online property dashboard to see offers from prospective tenants and track their application process in real time. We will vet the tenants for you and supply the digital lease so that you can close the deal, all from the comfort of your couch!

Our HouseME Helpers will assist you with the things that require someone to be on site. They'll take care of professional photography, viewings, key handovers, and inspections. They will even record a video walk-through so that we can advertise your property better. This is perfect if you live out of town or are too busy to host viewings yourself.

Renting smart with HouseME allows to you get the most out of your investment property. Agencies generally charge 8-15% to find you a tenant. Thanks to the proprietary tech that HouseME has built, we're able to automate most of the rental process and pass those savings back on to you. HouseME Assist costs only R4,900 plus 3.5% of the rent. Click here to calculate just how much you'll save.

Our benefits continue after your tenant is found. HouseME also holds the deposit and has a 99% rent collection rate on tenants that pass our vetting. Plus, when the time comes to renew your lease, we can process your renewal online or help you find a new tenant. The best part? After your first lease, our fee drops to 2.5% of the rental value.

HouseME has partnered with SA's best networks of professional, vetted and client-rated tradespeople such as plumbers, electricians, and locksmiths. Your tenants can log a maintenance request online, or if it is an emergency, they can call our 24/7 hotline. Everything is handled digitally, which saves you the hassle of cash payments, back-and-forth communication with your tenants, and the pain of finding a reliable maintenance partner.

HouseME offers additional risk mitigating products to safeguard your investment. Our Rental Guarantee makes sure that you always get paid on time even if your tenant pays late or defaults. Our Eviction Coverage protects you from exorbitant legal fees in the unfortunate event that your tenant can't meet their obligations and you need to resort to an eviction.

How much does HouseME Assist cost?

R 4 900 + 3.5%

Of the total value of the lease charged once-off after the tenant is placed.

+ if we can get a higher rental than your listing price, we’ll split the additional revenue with you.

Available in select areas of Cape Town and Joburg

With our fees calculator, you can see exactly how much you’ll save, using your rental and your current agency fees to compare.

Not in Cape Town or Johannesburg?

You can still use our HouseME Home service anywhere in South Africa, which makes hosting your own viewings a breeze with our online viewing scheduler and live dashboard of interested tenants. You can even assign a friend to host viewings for you, and they will receive the viewing-related communications while you are notified when it’s time to approve a vetted applicant.