Rental Management


Rental Management Services

Rental Management Services include:

  • Advertising property to let and receiving applications

  • Do tenant screening as described below

  • Ensure the deposit plus 1 months’ rental are paid in advance by the tenant. We invest the deposit in a interest bearing trust account, on behalf of the tenant.

  • Monthly rental income/expense statement emailed to all owners. Owners also notified each time when they have received payments from us.

  • We ensure rental income is paid on time. Tenants receive an invoice from us as well as reminders to pay their rent on time. When payment is late, a notice is sent to tenant as well as calls/sms, etc. If payment is not received by the 5th, a 20 working day notice will be sent i.t.o the Consumer Protection Act. Credit bureau is notified of late payment. Who update the tenants’ credit score and notify tenant of his/her credit score being negatively affected by the late/non payment.

  • Detailed incoming inspection done

  • Bi-annual inspection with a detailed report sent to the owner.(optional)

  • When a tenant vacates the property, an outgoing inspection is done and the deposit repayment is finalized.

  • Where tenants caused damage to a property, we will send a maintenance team to fix and deduct from tenant’s deposit.

  • Optional quarterly inspections at an additional R450 per inspection can be done.

  • Maintenance is coordinated, as necessary, during the period of lease. Owner always notified first.

  • Rates and levies can be paid from rental income, on behalf of an owner.

  • Issues relating to tenants not abiding by Home Owners Association or Body Corp rules are handled on behalf of owners.

  • Fee: Between 8% -10% +VAT. Depending on the rental amount.

  • NEW: Tenant Placing only: 6% +vat.

Sourcing of a tenant

Tenants are screened on the following criteria:

  • Income
    We require that the monthly rental should not be more than 30-40% of the net earnings, but an income/expenses schedule is completed by all prospective tenants in order to see if they can afford the rental. Bank statements, salary slips and employment are checked as well.
  • Credit record
    We require a clean credit record. No tenant will be considered with defaults or judgements against his/her name. We subscribe to the Tenant Profile Network. (TPN). Alerting us if a prospective tenant has been “flagged” by rental agents across South Africa for bad payment habits or if the tenant has defaulted in paying their rent. ITC, Experian and TPN credit bureaus are used for payment and payment history checks.
  • Profile Check
    We ascertain whether the tenant is a good match for the property with regards to:
    • Pet Friendliness

    • Number of occupants for the size of the property

    • Age group of tenants in relation to the majority of occupants in the complex as well as an Owner’s preference

  • References Checked

Advertising for tenants

We advertise on the following portals. Allowing your rental maximum exposure:

  • property24.com

  • pieterkotze.co.za

  • gumtree.com

  • myproperty.co.za

  • Neighbourhood Listings magazine (from time to time)


General Rental Management Services provided

Maintenance:

We have maintenance teams on standby. Maintenance required is first quoted for and then approved by the owner before commencement of work, except where there is an emergency. In which case we will have the problem fixed and owner notified as soon as possible. (Burst geyser, no electricity, burst water pipe)

Landlord Protection Insurance: 

A product is offered which a large insurance company underwrite: The landlords’ rent is guaranteed for 6 months in the event the tenant does not pay his/her rent. Worst case scenario even the cost of evicting a tenant is covered up to R120 000. Cost of insurance: 3.5% of the rental amount.


Our Experience

over 60 years of combined experience

The Team manages about 400 properties currently and growing. Registered with the Estate Agents Affairs Board. We use the Pay Prop rental management system which is seen as the best in the industry.

Rental Team:

Tanya Welcome – Operations Manager (Rentals)

Roelof Van Tonder – Executive Rental Consultant

Giselle Leandro Borges – Executive Rental Consultant

Lizl Van Niekerk – Inspections/ Renewals Administrator

Joretha Kotze – Maintenance Coordinator

Pieter Kotze – Managing Member


Our commitment to Landlords

Your property occupied. No Excuses.

We do our utmost to keep the property occupied – NO EXCUSES!

Our rental administration is handled by Durbanville Rentals, which is part of Pieter Kotze Properties.

For more information contact: 

Pieter Kotze 083 260 1932 / 021 975 5897 / 021 979 2228
Email: pieter@pieterkotze.co.za

Or visit our Contact Us page