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Residential Rental Obligations in the time of the Coronavirus

Residential landlords and tenants may be unsure as to their rights and responsibilities during the national lockdown and the period that follows thereafter. Whilst in a number of limited cases, commercial tenants may be entitled to a partial or complete rental remission during the lockdown, this is almost never the […]

How to Protect Your Loved ones from COVID19 in your home #AskEtchells

COVID 19 has caused panic, uncertainty and in some cases anxiety among South Africans and the Globe over. We want to contribute in helping ease these feelings by giving advice on sanitizing your home and taking necessary precautions over the next 21 days.   The main idea is to be […]

2019 Property Market Review and the Outlook for 2020

2019 can only be described as a very difficult and unpredictable year in the residential property market, resulting mainly from the sluggish economy in South Africa. The job losses in the economy and poor investor sentiment added to the woes in the property sector. Eskom’s troubles and the resumption of […]

How to Improve Rental Returns in the Current Rental Market

The Rental Market in Gauteng Let’s start off by looking at and understanding the current rental market in Gauteng which, to say the least, is challenging! We have an over-supply of rental property in the market as a result of the many new properties that have been built over the […]

Property Price vs Market Value

Determining your home’s resale value is the first step in the sales process, but it can be a complex task with so many contributing factors. However, in order to set the Property Price, the Market Value of the property will need to first be established.   The Market Value is […]

The High Cost of Tenant Vacancy

Astute property investors know just how valuable a comprehensive investment strategy is to the long-term success of their prospective investment. These buyers factor a number of different costs into their investment calculations before putting pen to paper on a new buy-to-let property to ensure a positive cash flow. These costs […]