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Property Rental Management

Parkhurst Property Management Services

Harcourts is committed to providing a Property Management experience which exceeds your expectations. We believe that everyone has different needs and requirements and we have therefore tailored our services so that you can choose what suits you best.

 

Property Rental and Management

We are specialists in Property Management, our people are dedicated professionals.
Our Property Managers understand how the market will impact your investment and how to improve the yield from your property.
Our local knowledge is backed by our global strength.

Our Services

  • Letting - The process of finding a tenant and placing them in your property.
  • Rent Collection - The monthly invoicing and collection of rental and general  liaison between landlord and tenant.
  • Maintenance and Repairs - attending to repairs, liaising with contractors and checking on quality of jobs.
  • Property Inspections -  Conducting inspections of the property and providing a detailed report.
  • Lease Renewals - Negotiating a new lease agreement between landlord and tenant.

Great Rates

We understand the market
With years of experience in “The Parks” and surrounding areas in the north of Johannesburg, the Harcourts Heritage team has the local area knowledge combined with industry experience and the backing of a global real estate brand.

 

We are committed to offering you a professional service
For us it’s not about how many agents we have but how many of our agents have the experience and commitment to offer our clients the best possible service. We have a stable team of loyal agents that are committed to working together and who enjoy what they do.

5% Fee

We have also structured our fees in a way to give our clients the best value for money. Monthly Fee of 5% Plus VAT per month of the total rental collected with a minimum fee of R500 Plus VAT payable.

Contact

Professional Property Management

Communication
We will effectively communicate with you. Your Harcourts property manager will discuss your needs and develop a policy for the prompt response and resolution of matters. In the busy world of property management our clear communication procedures ensure that you always know whats happening with your property.

 

Letting

We will

  • We will ensure that you are kept fully informed throughout the process of finding a tenant for your  property.
  • Undertake comprehensive listing notes about your property.
  • Prepare advertising for your property including appropriate photographs.
  • Have the property listed on all the real estate web sites that we subscribe to.
  • Conduct viewings of your property for all prospective tenants until your home is tenanted (subject to access being provided to us by any current occupant).
  • Facilitate the erection of a To Let Board on your behalf (with your permission and if signs are permitted).
  • When authorised by you to do so we will check all successful applications on the relevant lease and credit control databases
  • Verify all applicants references and previous renting history.
  • Let your property for the asking amount of rent, (as outlined in your management agreement with us). We will not let your property
    at a different amount, without first obtaining your permission.
  • Complete and execute the lease agreement and explain in detail your new tenant's rights and responsibilities.
  • Ensure your new tenant pays all ingoing costs prior to the commerlcement of the lease.
  • Forward a copy of the Lease Agreement to you once the lease has commenced..
  • Have regular contact with you and provide feedback to you throughout the letting process.

Rent Collection 

We have a zero tolerance rent arrears policy which  we outline clearly to all tenants when they sign their lease agreement.

 

We will:

  • Invoice the tenant 5 days prior to month end and send out email & sms reminders.
  • Process rent payments made into ou trust account daily. Follow up all late payments in accordance with the Rental Housing Act.
  • Keep you fully informed at all times should the tenant fall into rent arrears.
  • We will issue Letters of Demand and assist you in handing the matter over to attorneys should the need arise.
  • Provide you with a monthly summary of rents collected  and outgoings pald.
  • Handle any queries logged by your tenant and attend to the same. Lodge the deposit in accordance with legislation.
  • Deposit the net proceeds of your rental income into your nominated bank account as per your management agreement.
  • Pay all property outgoings as agreed  on your behalf prior to the due date  (subject to the availability of  funds)

Maintenance and Repairs 

We expect that property owners will undertake recommended repairs to their rental property in order to preserve the value of the property, meet legislative obligations and maintain a positive relationship

with the tenants. At Harcourts, we encourage your tenants to submit all maintenance requests in writing.

We will:

  • Not undertake repairs to your property in excess of your nominated amount, without first obtaining your approval. NOTE: This excludes emergencies and repairs that are required to be rectified by law. 
  • Contract a tradesperson within  a timely manner for non urgent repair requests.
  • Attend to any urgent repair requests immediately.
  • Only use trades people who are properly licensed and insured to handle the type of work being performed on your property.
  • Provide you with all copies of invoices for any repairs required at your property if requested