Estate agents on the Garden Route who work predominantly in renting property or who are thinking of branching into that division to expand their business, are advised to attend the last two rentals training sessions for 2015, being run by the Institute of Estate Agents Western Cape in George in November.
Both these sessions are run by rental specialist, Vivien Marks, and will be held at the Pine Lodge, c/o Saasveld and Knysna Road, Glenwood, George.
The first is a two-day course which will provide detailed information on rental legislation, which will run on the 9th and 10th November from 9:30am to 2:00pm. The cost of the two days is R1 500 plus VAT for members and R1 750 plus VAT for non-members.
The course will cover practical aspects of renting residential property, which includes marketing the property, attracting tenants, coping with problematic tenants, inspections, dealing with deposits, etc. Sponsors, Imfuna, will also introduce their Property Letting Lifestyle Solutions mobile app to the delegates.
Letting agents should ask themselves if they are familiar with the legal interpretation of the Rental Housing Act, says Annette Evans, regional general manage of the Institute Western Cape, and if there is any doubt, they should attend courses such as these.
Each agent attending will be issued with sample agreements to use in their own businesses, said Evans.
The second training session covers lease knowledge and will cover requirements of legal and valid contracts, basic obligations, deposits, inspections, etc. This session will be run on the 11th November from 9:30am to 1:30pm and will suit all agents or administrators involved in rentals.
The cost of the course is R600 plus VAT for members and R850 plus VAT for non-members. Attendees should bring their own lease agreement document to this workshop.
“We at IEASA are very excited to be bringing this training to the area again and trust that property practitioners will use this opportunity to gain their Continued Professional Development (CPD) for both events for non-verifiable training. Delegates will receive attendance certificates in proportion to the hours spent at both these courses,” said Evans.