In this, the very first lesson in the course, you will get an introduction to the course and your host. You will also discover how the addition of rentals to your property services can improve your business and increase your income. Download the accompanying text book in Lesson Media.
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Become a residential lettings expert in your own time and at your own pace in this comprehensive 13-module training course. The course is aimed at both new and experienced rental property practitioners.
The online training course comprises 13 in-depth modules with videos, text and assessments. The material is available online and is also downloadable.
Each module includes a separate high-definition online video session as well as an assessment after each module. The video modules range between 18 and 45 minutes per module.
You will also digitally receive the accompanying residential rentals manual for estate agents of 136 pages, which can be used as a comprehensive reference source after the course. It is written in an easy-to-understand yet comprehensive manner, which will ensure fast answers to questions that may come up in your rental business.
The book is in PDF format. If you’re a subscriber, it’s available for download below under Course Media.
The course on private property rentals is presented by, Deon Terblanche, an experienced attorney and principal of one of the largest rental agencies in the Garden Route.
- Introduction to the course
- The 7 habits of highly effective property practitioners
- The legal framework underpinning residential rentals in South Africa
- The Rental Housing Act
- Relationship between the landlord and property practitioner
- Determining the rental
- Advertising and marketing
- Somebody is interested. Now what?
- The lease agreement (1)
- The lease agreement (2)
- The lease agreement (3)
- Property rights and other important concepts
- Frequently asked questions by estate agents, landlords and tenant
What kind of people turn out to be successful rental agents? Do they share any common characteristics? In this module you will discover the 7 habits of highly successful property practitioners.
Residential rentals are regulated by a myriad of laws. As a property practitioner you need to know your way around them. In this module you will discover some of the most important laws applicable to rentals.
The Rental Housing, 50 of 1999 regulates relations between landlords and tenants. It will play a crucial role in your rental business, and you will need a working knowledge of this important piece of legislation.
It all starts with a landlord who decides to let her property to a tenant with the help of a professional rental agent. The relationship between you and the landlord therefore is a very important one.
If you spend any notable period of time in the property business, you’ll soon realise how important it is to determine the correct rental amount for any rental property. The landlord wants to earn as much as possible for her property while the tenant wants to pay as little as possible. Your job is to advise both parties of the market-related rental.
Once you’ve received a mandate from the landlord and you’ve agreed on the management services you’ll be providing, it’s time to provide exposure for the property to attract suitable tenants. In this module, you’ll discover proven methods to do this.
Somebody responded to your advert. Well done! What now? Now the application and screening process starts. This is how to go about it.
In your day-to-day business as a property practitioner, the lease agreement is one of the contracts you will encounter most often. It is important that you understand the ins-and-outs of lease agreements.
This module continues with the lease agreement. We share more information about the topics of rental, other costs and duration of lease agreements.
In this module you will discover the most important things you need to know about maintenance and other typical clauses often found in lease agreements.
In this module we share some of the most important things you need to know about basic property rights and other related concepts.
Do you need a quick reminder of many of the things you’ve learnt in this course? This module deals with some of the most frequently asked questions about residential rentals.
This update deals with the Rental Housing Amendment Bill of 2013. The Bill brings in some important changes to the current Rental Housing Act. As letting (rental) agent, it will affect your day-to-day business so it’s important that you understand these changes.