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Informative student living supplement to launch soon

Informative student living supplement to launch soon

Keep a look-out for Rekord’s new supplement on student living and accommodation in the capital city.

A brand new quarterly publication full of information on student living and accommodation in the Jacaranda City will soon be available for your convenience.

Student Living will focus on significant issues surrounding your decision to live and study in our nation’s capital.

Every year university students come from various parts of South Africa, flooding the capital city in pursuit of higher education. Finding accommodation is often left to the very last minute, resulting in a frantic rush to secure residence. It is during these times when wrong decisions are made, resulting in scammers capitalising on the desperation of the students.

According to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of South Africa, there is a criminal element advertising rental properties on the internet, often resulting in scams. These criminals cheat potential tenants out of thousands.

“Emotionally driven, enthusiastic tenants who are excited about the prospect of finding the ideal rental property are often more susceptible to fraudulent activity. Time is also a factor. Tenants are often eager to find the right home within a limited time frame, which can make them vulnerable targets for criminals,” says Goslett.

“Potential tenants are urged not to transfer money without meeting the landlord or rental and seeing the actual property. It is best to see the property and inspect it before any money changes hands.”

Capital Media, the publishers of Rekord newspaper and Get It Pretoria Magazine has decided to assist students through its new Student Living publication which will be launched next month.

“This publication aims to offer students a credible source to do research and compare accommodation options available to them,” said Chris Mcinga, Business Manager of Capital Media.

“This new and exciting publication will showcase affordable accommodation across the city. It will focus on what the city offers students, upcoming events, famous landmarks, what the city’s brainy students get up to on weekends, the most affordable restaurants, the best shopping malls and student-focused amenities to help you stretch your budget.

The publication will be available to students around their campus, student residents, and areas where they go shopping.”

Private accommodation advertising opportunities are also available through this publication.

Letting companies focusing on student living are urged to contact Nicole du Randt to get advice on how to feature in this new publication.

Du Randt can be contacted by email on nicoler@rekord.co.za or call 072 589 5404 or 012 492 6351.

 

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