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Just Letting

Just Letting is South Africa's leading property rental and management specialist. With just over 150 owner operated franchises nationwide, finding property couldn't be easier.

More often than not, the rental process is focused solely on the owner. At Just Letting, however, we acknowledge the importance of sound relationships and ensure that both the owner and tenant receive the best possible service and attention from our dedicated team of consultants. Over and above this, we believe in actively encouraging co-operation between all parties.

Why use Just Letting?

Just Property Group is one of the best known brands in the property industry and boasts a busy property website, with more than a million page impressions and over a 300,000 visits each month. All property listings are also linked to the major property portals through preferential agreements, further increasing exposure. The group's image is given prominence through nationwide and regional marketing campaigns for the Group as well as for the individual brands.

Just Letting focuses on the niche market of renting residential properties, ensuring that we are specialists and industry leaders. This is a real benefit to owners and tenants alike and is causing more South Africans to choose Just Letting as their preferred rental agency. Our national footprint further ensures tenants have a much wider choice of properties to rent.
Owner Benefits
Just Letting is the leader in the rental management business - we have been in the indudstry for many years and view ourselves as the rental specialists, offering landlords expert advice on their investment properties.

In addition, we protect our owners and tenants in many ways, most notably through our comprehensive lease agreements and our policy of holding rental deposits in trust. This legal requirement has been put in place in terms of the Estate Agency Affairs Act to protect the owner's interests against damages to the property caused by the tenant.

We take charge of the entire leasing process, from the property "take-on" process, which includes property assessment and advice, nationwide advertising and marketing campaigns that guarantee prominent exposure, which results in securing good leases. Accredited Just Letting consultants draw on their specialist expertise to ensure owners receive market-related returns on their rentals. Landlords have the option to use our procurement only lease where we find an appropriate tenant and the landlord manages the lease; or our full management lease which consists of:
  • Appropriate advertising of your available property
  • Procurement, credit vetting and checking references for your potential tenant
  • Comprehensive contracts
  • Monthly management of rental payments
  • Deposits must be held in interest bearing accounts
  • Property Inspections
  • Maintenance and general administration...
Just Letting has also produced many innovative products such as RentSecure, which guarantees a landlord's rental against defaulting tenants. Landlords also have the added option of advertising their own property on our website through the Private Landlord Listings - another innovative option introduced by Just Letting to the rental industry.

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Tenant Benefits
The large number of rental properties across South Africa, assures tenants will find a home that caters to their individual needs. By using the services of Just Letting's team, you will have immediate access to a variety of properties that suits your requirements. All you need to do is give any of our consultants your requirements and we will do the rest. Just Letting has also incorporated unique value-adds, in order to make the rental process easier for tenants. We can offer you discounted rates on furniture removal, insurance and maintenance; just call your nearest branch to find out more.

Just Letting has also developed a new product that allows tenants to pay only a 35% deposit on a rental property while the Landlord is still covered for the full rental amount, DepositSaver is the first of its kind in the local rental arena. We are constantly finding new ways to make the rental process as smooth as possible.

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Services

Property Listing
Just Letting furnishes advice regarding rental returns and comparative market information. Over and above this, we advertise and market each property through printed and electronic media. Properties are advertised on our own website as well as other prominent rental property web-portals, ensuring maximum exposure to potential tenants.
Tenant Procurement
As owners only utilise this service to access our extensive database of suitable tenants for their vacant properties, they perform their own rental collection and property management. Just Letting conducts credit vetting in the form of credit checks, reference checks and ensures that a comprehensive lease agreement is signed.
Tenant Deposit Trust
Each franchise is fully registered with the Estate Agency Affairs Board. All trust accounts are opened in terms of section 32(1) of the Estate Agency Affairs Act, 112/1976.
Utility Payments
On instructions from the owner, Just Letting will pay suppliers for utilities, such as water, electricity and levies, directly from the tenant's rental account.
Legal
Should a tenant fall behind in rental payments, and after giving due warning, the matter will be handed over for collection. At any stage, the owner and tenant can obtain advice from the relevant Just Letting Franchisee.
 
Property Inspections
Each managed lease includes an ingoing and outgoing inspection, but the landlord has the choice of additional interim inspections during the lease period. Just Letting will make an appointment with the tenant to inspect the property. The consultant will complete a property inspection report, which will in turn be forwarded to the owner.
Property Administration
For the discerning owner that is aware of the time consuming process of managing both a tenant and property, we offer the following services:
  1. Just Letting facilitates the process of finding suitable tenants for vacant properties. Rental collections, maintenance quotes and co-ordination, and general day to day management will be handled by Just Letting, who is the liaison between you and the tenant.
  2. Using Just Letting's sophisticated administration management software and debit order system, the owner is assured of prompt rental collection and accurate reporting.
Inventory on Occupation and Exit for Managed Leases
Just Letting prides itself in being one of the only agencies that conducts a comprehensive property inspection with the tenant on occupation to determine whether there are any defects. This service elevates potential disputes over damaged property.
Comprehensive Monthly statements
Comprehensive statements are issued to both the owner and tenant on a monthly basis, providing Landlords with confirmation of rental income and maintenance expenses for tax purposes.