Step by step guide on how to avoid stuffing up your rental contract

Sunell Afrika a Rentals Manager at SAProperty.com says tenants might not understand why their application could take some time to approve, but there are certain items that need to be “ticked off a list” before any rental agent or landlord could consider signing a lease with a particular prospective tenant.

Afrika explains that while some landlords become desperate to avoid a rental loss, she urges tenants to heed any cautions from agents. She adds that approximately seventy percent of the market is controlled by rental agents.

Afrika goes on to say tenants should equip themselves with reputable agents.

Make sure you get a trustworthy agent. It is also important for a landlord to trust a rental agent.

Sunell Afrika, Rentals Manager at SAProperty.com

When a tenant applies to rent a property, he or she will be asked to complete a detailed application form and include a copy of their ID or passport, three to six months’ bank statements, proof of income and references from previous landlords.

Sunell Afrika, Rentals Manager at SAProperty.com

She adds that tenants also need to keep their end deal of a lease and adhere to the terms and conditions and avoid skipping rent.

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