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.

Bishopscourt - R45,000p.m.

Hidden gem

This property is a hidden gem which features ample space with large reception rooms leading to a well-manicured garden, pool and panoramic sea and mountain views. Creating the atmosphere of being in the country tucked away, while being conveniently situated. Available for six months, unfurnished.

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

Newlands - R60,000p.m.

Entertainer's delight - fully furnished

Beautifully furnished three bedroom (all en-suite) home in Fernwood. Lovely flow from open plan living areas to covered entertainment area. Private manicured garden with sparkling heated pool and spectacular mountain views.

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

Three Anchor Bay - R35,000p.m.

“VERSAILLES” – Exclusive furnished apartments 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 and the renowned shopping and entertainment experience of the V&A Waterfront.

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

Aspen Hills - R25,000p.m.

Exceptional secure lifestyle living in Aspen Hills Nature Reserve

This gem boasts double volume entrance hall with a marble staircase, 3 reception areas, 3 desirable bedrooms with main en-suite, 2.5 bathrooms, well equipped kitchen with marble tops and separate scullery. Open plan living room. Separate flat let with 1 bedroom en-suite bathroom, kitchen, dining and private garden. Beautiful landscaped garden with koi pond & pool surrounded by wooden deck. Maids quarters & double garage.

Cinzia van der Merwe
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M: +27 (0) 82 330 1303

Bedfordview - R35,000p.m.

Stunning contemporary cluster on Norman Road

An extremely rare to find cluster in the exclusive Norman Road Closure in Bedfordview. This cluster is set within a secure estate which benefits from 24 manned security which is further within the road closure which too is guarded 24/7. The highly trendy Norman Road is centrally located to all Bedfordview Amenities, schools and shops. This split level cluster is generously spacious and functionally laid out.

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

Solheim - R7,800p.m.

Contemporary apartment in The Kennedy

The Kennedy is conveniently situated for all Bedfordview, Edenvale and Greenstone amenities, shops and schools. This unit is made up of a large and beautifully finished open-plan caesar stone kitchen and lounge area, covered patio, 2-bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower. Boasting secure covered parking, 24 hour manned security, on-site gym and on-site pool.

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

Paarl - R28,000p.m.

Stylish furnished home on Winelands Estate

This beautiful semi-furnished home has a large main downstairs area which is the kitchen/ dining/living area. Kitchen fully equipped with a fridge, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, stove, microwave. The lounge with TV and sound system. Main bedroom downstairs with en-suite bathroom. The upstairs 2-bedrooms also have en-suite bathrooms.

Elsa Dauth
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M: +27 (0) 84 951 8735

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

Stellenbosch - R23,000p.m.

Loft house, Boschendal

Loft House, Boschendal Wine Estate -- Newly renovated 4-bedroom, 3 bathroom farmhouse next to R310. Large garden, excellent security facilities. R23 000 p/m. Available immediately. Nestled between Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, Boschendal Wine Estate offers country living in an exquisitely beautiful setting, awe-inspiring mountain views and a variety of amenities to top it all.

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

Somerset West - R65,000p.m.

Magnificent holiday home in Worlds View

This pristine home is found on the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain offering space, privacy and tranquility. The home consists of 7-bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a guest cloakroom, 4 reception rooms, 3 kitchens, scullery/laundry, study, entertainment room, garage for 4 cars plus ample secure parking, a pool, cinema, outdoor braai area, jungle gym and trampoline.

Marelize Kyte
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M: +27 (0) 84 372 7341

Sharon Field
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M: +27 (0) 72 123 8852

East London - R17,000/month

Blue Bend - Modern Mansion

A perfectly positioned property with a capacious interior, in which to thrive and flourish, leading towards a secluded area in which to entertain friends and family. All within walking distance of the ever popular beach and river.

Felicity de Lange
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M: +27 (0) 76 496 9441

Port Alfred - R8,500p.m.

Upmarket and secure

Upmarket secure unit situated on the beach with own private gate. The unit offers open plan living with two bedrooms, both en-suite. Unit is fully furnished and available from February 2015.

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

Humewood - R13,500p.m.

Fully furnished executive apartment

Upmarket, modern fully furnished 2-bedroom apartment for the executive. Tucked away behind the Kelway Hotel, this apartment building has full security. Stunning sea views from the lounge, bedroom and patio.

Veronique Eachus
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M: +27 (0) 84 754 3923

Durban North - R10,500p.m.

Cute cottage style home in Rosehill

Enter the home through the enclosed veranda, then make your way into the living room with oregan pine floors and the dining room which has access to a paved patio. The kitchen has wood finish with granite tops and an undercounter oven and HOB and access to the back yard. Off the central passage there are 3-bedrooms (2 really large rooms and one smaller room) with built-in-cupboards as well as a family bathroom and separate toilet. There are domestic quarters and single garage.

Joy Chiang
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M: +27 (0) 83 256 5993

Sandie Piek
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M: +27 (0) 82 380 7307

Kloof - R15,000p.m.

Charming Kloof home rental

Beautiful spacious klinker brick home with country charm and bay windows. Double garages and double carport. Undercover verandah leads onto large level established garden. Plus outside guest suite/office. Fully fenced. Close to all amenities including easy access to the freeway. Rental includes garden service and light and water is excluded.

Gillian Hall
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M: +27 (0) 72 342 5787

Umhlanga - R28,000p.m.

Upmarket 3 bedroom apartment

Stunning three bedroom unit with en suite bathrooms is available immediately. Lovely gourmet kitchen and study. Amazing sea views and three undercover parking's. Close to Umhlanga Village and the local beach.

Helen Hackett
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M: +27 (0) 83 453 5320

Rustenburg - R23,000p.m.

Cashan - Rockcliff

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.

Veronica du Plessis
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M: +27 (0) 72 852 5593

Westlake - R16,000p.m.

Views, location and tranquility

A home situated in a pan handle on the the edge of an inland dam with views of the mountains and Hartbeespoortdam. A lovely home with 3-bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study and large patio. A gorgeous country kitchen. Westlake Safari and Country Estate is situated approximately 6 km's from Pecanwood Golf Estate and Pecanwood College.

Sharen Byren
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M: +27 (0) 83 461 3999

Reyno Ridge - R27,850/p.m.

Modern home in complex

Modern home in upmarket complex. Consists of 5-bedroom, 4 bathrooms, 3 living areas, beautiful open plan kitchen and 3 garages. Ideal for family or contractor manager.

Santa White
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M: +27 (0) 79 828 5858

Mozambique - $4,500p.m.

Beautiful, furnished apartment

2-Bedroom, fully-furnished apartment in a condominium with 24 hour security and sea views, parking space and near the beach. Very good location and opportunity.

Celio Ali
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M: +258 (0) 840 378442

Swaziland - R11,000p.m.


New comfortable family home with 3-bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, big lounge, dining room, open plan kitchen, double electric garage with electric remote gate. The property has an alarm.

Sicelo Dlamini
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M: +268 (0) 7 602 1009

Zimbabwe - $2,500p.m.

Prestige complex in a most sought-after area

Cape Dutch style complex overlooking a rambling garden. 15 units in the complex. Secure, prestigious and extremely spacious, tucked away in a close.

Ebrahim Mohamed
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M: +263 (0) 772 938576

Faye Mohamed
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M: +263 (0) 772 925581

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