Property Managers and Rental Agents
Whether you are a Property Manager or Rental Agent, a small business or a listed company, we have solutions for your tenant problems:
- Residential Evictions
- Commercial Evictions
- Collection of Arrears Rent
- Drafting and Vetting of Lease Agreements
- Training on Eviction and Collection Process
We understand the sensitive relationship between a Property Manager / Rental Agent and the Property Owner (especially in difficult times). We take great care to ensure that your clients receive the best legal advice and prompt, friendly service. We also ensure that you are kept abreast of all progress on the case so that you can always look after your client’s needs. Billing could be arranged directly to the owner or to you, depending on your arrangement with the owner.
Our affiliation to the National Association of Managing Agents (NAMA) is just a further indication of our dedication to this fraternity.
Navigating the provisions of all the legislation and court procedures applicable to Residential Evictions could be quite challenging. Our experience in this specialised field of law will ensure that your case is dealt with in a fast and professional manner. We rely on a combination of negotiation and legal process to ensure that rental properties are let-able in the fastest possible time, with the least possible expenditure.
Dealing with tenants in Commercial Evictions may require more than knowledge of propertly law. In cases where tenants file for Business Rescue or Insolvency, extra care and knowledge is required to protect a landlord’s interest. Our attorneys are experianced in dealing with such cases and could provide you with guidance and support throughout the process.
Collection of Arrear Rent
We use the latest information software enabling us to perform many of the tracing functions in-house. Not only is this cost effective, but it is also significantly faster. Our debt collection software also provides for detailed debtor statements and sms reminders on Promises-to-Pay. Should the need arise, we can obtain judgement against the debtors and event apply for garnishing orders against their salaries.
Drafting and Vetting of Lease Agreements
The myriad of legislation applicable to lease agreements and the frequency with which they change may cause your lease agreements to be outdated or perhaps unenforcable. The impact of the Consumer Protection Act and the Rental Housing Act should also not be discounted. Certain actions by Rental Agents and Property Managers may be criminalised under these Act. We offer reduced tariffs for updating Standard Leases for Property Managers and Rental Agents.
Training on Eviction Procedures, the Collection Process and Lease Agreements
We offer free training to Rental Agents and Property Managers on the latest developments in Eviction Procedures, Rental Collections and Lease Agreements. We have found that many smaller problems can be resloved if the appropriate procedures were adopted early on. This also speeds up the legal process if ever it is needed. Please contact our office for more information on the free training. We will arrange a suitable date to visit your office and talk to your agents in an informal workshop.
To discuss your tenant problems or requirements with our specialist property lawyers give us a call or just complete and submit the simple contact form for us to contact you.
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