The communication between a landlord and the tenants of a property is not always smooth, especially if you are an expat going to live in another country temporarily. You could be an exchange student going abroad to study for one semester, or a recent graduate doing an internship abroad.

Whatever the case, finding accommodation is one of the trickiest parts because you are not familiar with the environment.

Just imagine the exhausting process of finding a new place or finding a flatmate without knowing where you will end up. Or, do you remember how long you chased your landlord to fix the leak in the faucet pipe? What if there was a platform that can resolve these conflicts in one place? In fact, there is! It is time we introduce the South African start-up Rentorr.


Rentorr is a platform founded in 2016 to bring together landlords and tenants for more efficient property management. It has many features such as finding potential landlords/tenants, collecting and tracking the rental payments, submitting/browsing management requests, and providing instant communication.

Let us takea look at the benefits of Rentorr.


Finding anew place doesn’t have to be stressful. With Rentorr, you can view and compareplaces in great detail. Just as landlords can view tenants, tenants can alsolook at landlord profiles and read the reviews written by the former tenants.You can apply for an apartment that you like and schedule a viewing with oneclick.

With theautomated rent payment option, you don’t have to worry about withdrawing moneyor making transactions every month. A major advantage of this system is thatautomatic and continuous rent payment earns you more points and increases yourcredibility as a tenant.

Themaintenance request form on Rentorr is a quick way to reach out to yourlandlord in case of an emergency or when maintenance is needed. You can alsotrack the status of the request or whether it has been viewed by the landlordor not. The platform also facilitates communication with professionals such asplumbers, electricians, and carpenters for maintenance.

The companyis preparing to launch new features to improve the communication needed for successfulproperty management. Rentorr will be available across all the provinces inSouth Africa, starting from the major cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg.


Propertymanagement is much easier with Rentorr, so you don’t have to keep piles ofdocuments in your office. Rentorr’s storage capacity is large enough for you tocontain payment receipts, contracts, deposit receipts, and more.

When itcomes to screening potential tenants, Rentorr simply implements the idea ofwebsites such as Airbnb. It enables you to see the tenant profiles in greatdetail. A tenant profile contains information such as the tenant’s occupation,marital status, and financial capability. Also, a tenant can be reviewed byformer flatmates and landlords. So, you can make a more informed decision as towhether the tenant is reliable or not.

If you aretired of running after your tenants for monthly payments, you have come to theright place. Rentorr has an automated rent collection that deducts the rentamount from the tenants’ bank accounts and transfers them to the landlord’saccount automatically. This eliminates the necessity of the constant trackingof the payments.

Rentorr isalso helpful in promoting and advertising your property. Its smart interfacehelps you to track the number of views and the popularity of the place. Seeingthe current demand and comparing your property to the other profiles, you canadjust your profile accordingly and reach out to the most suitable tenants.

Early sign-ups are accepted before the platform switches to an invite-only system. Requesting access to the website will take only a few minutes, and you will be able to benefit what Rentorr has to offer. For more information, visit

The goodnews for expats is, you don’t have to be a South African citizen or permanentresident to sign up. So, you can use Rentorr to find the most suitable placefor your needs.

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