Pam Golding Properties Group Newsletter
PGP logoDate: August 2012

Residential Rental Property News

Rentals advice for landlords and tenants

Useful checklist to ensure your interests or assets are protected, and to minimise risk


View our selection of properties from throughout Southern Africa. Click on the region below.

Three Anchor Bay - R55,000p.m.

“VERSAILLES” – Exclusive double volume furnished penthouse apartment in Three Anchor Bay to rent

Brand new, modern, 24 Hour Concierge, luxury living residential apartments with communal roof top pool, equipped Gym and Hi-Tech cinema - now available to let in its pre-launch stage. Nestled in the amphitheatre of Table Mountain, Lion's Head and Signal Hill, Versailles is within easy access to The Atlantic's ocean Promenade, pristine beaches, Cape Town's World Cup Stadium, The Green Point Eco- Park, the renowned shopping and entertainment experience of the V&A Waterfront and the many trendy restaurants and bars of this exclusive and vibrant area. Available 1 April 2015, location, size, layout and view dependant. Artists impressions and example floor plans may vary from final finishes and presentation.

James Warne
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M: +27 (0) 83 440 2511

Constantia - R40,000p.m.

Secure living - fully furnished

This newly built home offers privacy, security and excellent indoor and outdoor flow to a wooden deck and sparking swimming pool, perfect for entertaining. Available from 16 May 2015.

Sharon van Rooyen
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M: +27 (0) 83 254 5709

Gardens - R36,000p.m.

Golden opportunity to rent a unique apartment

A 'must have' for the discerning clients, with exotic taste. This fully furnished and equipped 2-bedroom apartment set in the upmarket Orangerie, has the atmosphere of the East. The bedrooms have en-suites. The living room is beautifully furnished leads to the open plan kitchen and on to a veranda - ideal for entertaining. The wood paneled sound studio with large screen TV has leather reclining armchairs and air-con, this leads on to a generous balcony. This upmarket apartment has views of the mountain and a private secure garden with undercover parking bays and 24 hour security. Available by arrangement for a long term let.

Dawn Kaiser
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M: +27 (0) 83 272 9535

Bedfordview - R15,000p.m.

Beautiful split level loft unit in Bedfordview - fully furnished

A gorgeous and beautifully presented split level loft unit in the ever desirable Bradford Estate. Bradford Estate offers 24 hour manned security, a wonderfully central location for access to the highway, Eastgate and Bedford center, communal swimming pool and tennis court. The lower level of this trendy unit comprises a top spec open plan granite topped kitchen, dining and lounge area - leading out to a sunny terrace with built in braai, 2-bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The upper loft level is a multi-functional space which can be used as an office or a second living area. Available FULLY FURNISHED with DSTV included. Boasting 2 covered car ports.

Brad Burton
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M: +27 (0) 76 117 1052

Fourways - R30,000p.m.

Elegance, style and sophistication

This immaculate home boasts a modern design and country feel with the emphasis being on luxury lifestyle living. High ceilings, exposed wooden beams and vintage chandeliers add to the character of the home. All 3-bedrooms have their own unique wallpaper designs and lead onto balconies overlooking the garden. 3 gorgeous reception rooms, gas fireplace, stack doors leading onto the most beautiful manicured garden you will ever see. Rental includes curtains, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, and levy.

Dee Thomas
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M: +27 (0) 83 375 5646

Waterkloof Ridge - R60,000p.m.

The allure of a Tuscan villa

This property is part of the Pretoria Luxury Collection, the leading portfolio of luxury properties. The portfolio is managed by Retha Schutte: Regional Executive: Pretoria. This home reflects perfection from entrance, to lavish reception areas flowing onto either courtyards, enchanting gardens, terraces and or captivating views. Tastefully decorated and furnished with panache, elegance and style. Lovely kitchen equipped with the best appliances. 3 Generously proportioned en suite bedrooms, main bedroom with private balcony and spectacular view. Separate guest garden cottage surrounded by landscaped garden and sparkling pool. Come home to your own five star experience.

Retha Schutte
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M: +27 (0) 83 268 1592

Thea Greeff
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M: +27 (0) 83 573 8748

Stellenbosch - R15,000p.m.

Andringa-Walk - a house in the sky @ Victoria & Andringa T-junction

Andringa-Walk is on top of the Eikestad Mall and promises an ultimate contemporary luxury lifestyle with convenient access to a gym, a cinema, various restaurants, well-known retail outlets and shops. The 3-bedroom apartment offers beautiful views and lots of natural light where floor to ceiling windows walk you on to your very spacious private patio/balcony. The main bedroom is about 15 sqm with an en suite bathroom with a bath, the second bathroom has a shower.

Suzette Kruger
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M: +27 (0) 61 463 3890

Paarl - R20,000p.m.

Gracious home in Boschenmeer

Beautiful 3-bedroom home with 2-bathroom and views over the golf course. Modern kitchen, open plan to dining room. Living area leading to covered patio and garden. Swimming pool. Double garage. This property can also be rented furnished at R22 000.00 per month.

Elsa Dauth
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T: +27 (0) 71 303 2340

Lindie Theron
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T: +27 (0) 83 235 3341

Somerset West - R25,000p.m.

Spacious family home in Helena Heights

A lovely family home in Helena Heights. Consists of Lounge with fireplace, dining room, modern kitchen with separate scullery/laundry. Study. 3 large bedrooms with BIC. Main bedroom is very spacious with en-suite. Full family bathroom. Store room. Braai area and pool. Double garage. Established low maintenance garden. Fully walled/fenced with alarm system. A very comfortable home in an upmarket area. Long lease available.

Gemey Moss
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M: +27 (0) 72 198 5900

Port Alfred - R8,000/month

Spacious family home

Spacious and neat home, a stones throw from the golf course. This home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite), open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge. Double garages on remote, outside braai area and laundry add to the appeal of this home. Available for immediate occupation.

Marizka Burgess
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M: +27 (0) 82 444 7214

St Francis Bay - R4,580/day

Superb upmarket holiday home with breath-taking views of the bay!

DAILY RATE APPLIES OUT OF SEASON - PEAK SEASON RATES ON REQUEST Lie back and sip a few cocktails while admiring the jaw-dropping views of the bay and mountains that spill out of the magnificent infinity pool! Open plan dining room, lounge, bar and kitchen which flows out onto outside covered entertainment and braai area. The main house consists of 3 double bedrooms (all en suite), 2nd TV room and a cloakroom. A further outside shower and separate 4th double bedroom (en suite) with own entrance + teen pad and games "cave". Top finishing's throughout and perfect for 2 families! A short distance from the Village Centre and main beach. Experience a truly unforgettable holiday in a piece of St Francis Bay's paradise!

Emily Obray
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M: +27 (0) 71 473 1551

Mossel Bay - R13,000p.m.

Beautiful villa at Pinnacle Point

Stunning views, luxurious surrounds and everything you need for a home away from home. This 3-bedroom villa offers spacious rooms, open plan living area and a world class golf course.

Karin Blignaut
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M: +27 (0) 82 290 5005

Yolande Heyneke
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M: +27 (0) 82 414 9481

Durban - R25,000p.m.

Ultra-modern and stylish

Double storey 4-bedroom home that gives you a feeling of grand living! Good flow from the house onto the deck & pool - perfect for the entertainer. Level garden secured with wall & electric fencing, close to schools. Phone Linda to view.

Linda Fielers
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M: +27 (0) 82 453 4050

Ballito - R30,000p.m.

Penthouse to let in Westbrook

Stunning Penthouse to let in Westbrook. Comprising of 3-bedrooms all en-suite, large open plan living area, dining, bar. Stunning views from patio. Swimming pool.

Fiona Hopkins
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M: +27 (0) 83 705 51637

Richards Bay - R19,200p.m.

Beauty in Meerensee

This home, in a stunning, secure complex in Meerensee hosts 3-bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double garage, swimming pool and amazing finished. Large bedrooms and open plan living area.

Kelsey Hammill
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M: +27 (0) 82 859 7876

Middleburg - R12,700p.m.

Newly built house to rent

Exquisite family home for rent. This spacious and friendly home offers more than you expect. Looking for a up market secure home this is the property to see. Close vicinity of the waterfall mall and easy access to the N4. Available end of August 2014.

Ansja du Toit
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M: +27 (0) 72 990 0047

Rustenburg - R9,450p.m.

Security Estate - Waterfall East

Double story free-standing home in a security estate. Downstairs: Open plan living area with kitchen, doors open onto an entertainment area. Outside entertainment area consists of a small maintainable garden and braai. Upstairs: 3-bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. Sorry no pets allowed. Available immediately. Prepaid electricity, water excluded.

Jane de Jager
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M: +27 (0) 83 760 5219

Nelspruit - R11,300p.m.

Immaculate furnished apartment

Fully furnished apartment in Riverside Park Nelspruit, fully equipped Kitchen with washing machine, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Dining room with dining table and TV with DSTV connection, a loft with a bed and couches with another TV, main bedroom with en suite toilet and shower, main bathroom with bath and toilet, second bedroom contains queen size bed. Beautiful place, peaceful environment, well secured manned by 24hrs security, walking distance from Riverside Mall an Up market mall, Casino and all the Government offices

Blessing Chipere Sunday
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M: +27 (0) 81 777 0494

Zambia - ZMW15,000p.m.

Fully furnished and serviced accommodation

3-Bedroom newly built and fully furnished flats with modern fitted kitchens with built in stoves and granite tops, open plan living areas, paved drive way, close to amenities and in a secure area.

Mutanzi Simuyuni
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M: +260 096 5884885

Kenya - KSH700,000p.m.

Looking for a place for your business to prosper

Enjoy a quiet suburban work environment in this most sought after area of Grevillea Grove. Built on 1.35 acres, the property comprises of 9-bedrooms, 3 en-suite with a complete wing downstairs, 2 large kitchens with pantry, dining room with steps leading 2 sitting areas which open out to garden and sparkling pool with out-door sitting area, plus a very spacious entertainment closed area. Upstairs, 6-bedrooms, 2 en-suite and 4 sharing, each with own balcony. spacious family room with own open terrace overlooking the garden. A functional steam room, jacuzzi room, bathrooms are spacious.

Reema Shah
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+254 (0) 737 933552

Rosie Barrow
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+254 (0) 729 661542

Botswana - BWP25,000p.m.

Beautiful family home

A fantastically maintained 5-bedroom all en suite home. Fit for a large family or perfect for the executive who engages in entertaining. Do not miss out.

Amna Koshal
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M: +267 (0) 717 23966

Rentals advice for landlords and tenants

The following comments are from Dexter Leite, PGP’s rental manager for the Cape Metro region; 
It is essential that landlords  / investors protect their assets to the fullest extent possible, avoiding the potential pitfalls when letting their investment, thereby minimising their risk, financial and otherwise, inter alia, by way of adhering to the criteria listed below. 
It is equally important that tenants ensure that their interests are adequately protected and that they minimise any potential risk, when leasing a home. Bear in mind that once you have entered into a lease it is generally not easy, other than as allowed for in terms of legislation, to terminate a lease during it’s tenure. Cancellation of a fixed term lease, as provided for in the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 can attract cancellation penalties, which can be costly.

Advice for landlords:

  • Make use of a reputable, licensed estate agent with a valid fidelity fund certificate. They are able to offer professional advice to assist with all facets of the rental process, from assessing the property to drafting and settling a sound lease agreement. They can also ensure your compliance with all regulatory requirements, including relevant sections of the Rental Housing Act and the Consumer Protection Act.
  • Investigate the track record and how established the company’s rental division is.  Ask what recent lets they have concluded in your area, and how long they have been working in that area.  A company like PGP, as an example, has a dedicated rental division with specialist rental agents who know their areas thoroughly, and have an extensive back-office infrastructure.
  • Insist on a written mandate with your rental agency, setting out all the terms, conditions and obligations for both parties. It should also specify what commission is payable in the event that a lease is concluded.
  • Insist on a written lease being signed by all parties, before granting tenants access to the premises. The lease should also include (attached to the lease as applicable) any regulations which the tenant must abide by if the property is subject to the rules of a Homeowners’ Association or Body Corporate- for example, whether pets are allowed on the property.
  • Ensure that the agency has conducted appropriate credit and other checks on the prospective tenants, before entering into a lease.
  • Ensure that you have adequate public liability and house-holders’ insurance in place – and advise your insurers that the property is being let.  They may treat the risk differently when the property is tenanted as opposed to owner-occupied.
  • Ensure that you do the necessary ongoing maintenance of your property. This preserve the value of your asset and keeps it in a fit state to let.

Advice for tenants:

  • Make sure that you have signed a proper written lease with due regard to relevant legislation, before taking occupation of the property. The lease should set out your rights and obligations as a tenant, as much as it sets out the rights and obligations of the landlord. Ensure that it has been drawn up by a reputable, licensed estate agent with a valid fidelity fund certificate. If in doubt, ask for proof that the agency/agent holds a valid fidelity fund certificate .
  • Ensure that you have adequate insurance for your personal risks and belongings, which might not be covered by the landlord’s own insurance
  • Ensure that you have familiarised yourself with any rules set down by a Homeowners’ Association or Body Corporate, if applicable.
  • Conduct a thorough inspection of the property upon occupation, as required in terms of the Rental Housing Act, to ensure that everything is in order as per the lease you have signed and to register any defects. The same should apply when moving out of the rented property.
  • Communicate timeously and regularly with your landlord regarding any maintenance or repairs that might be required.
  • Before signing a lease, make sure that the property adequately meets your needs, in terms of its size, location, security and maintenance/upkeep (i.e. that the property is in good order). Do not forget to check the commuting time to your place of work, schools etc, during peak hour traffic.
  • Remember that services/utilities are payable in addition to the monthly rental. Ascertain the expected amount upfront, and ask for historic data, ie what has been payable previously, and how many people occupying the property.
For further information, please contact Dexter Leite on or 021 673 4300
Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, 7708, South Africa