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Safe as (Estate) Houses

In a time when feeling truly safe in your home is a top priority, father and member of the Home and Country Property team, Mark Harris, shares a little bit about what sets Brettenwood Coastal Estate apart from the rest.

‘Security has become such an integral part of our everyday lives here in South Africa. It’s not a nice-to-have, ‘added value’ anymore, but rather a necessity that is deeply considered whenever we make any big or important life decisions, like where to purchase property and where to raise our kids.

In fact, safety, security and a lifestyle that is associated with neighbourliness, are some of the core objectives that gave rise to estate living, as we know it today, in the first place.
As a husband and father, what gives me peace of mind is knowing that my loved ones are safe and have the freedom to enjoy the amenities and lifestyle of an estate, without having to constantly worry about their security.

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Brettenwood Coastal Estate has taken this feature to the next level however, by not allowing short term rentals, holiday letting or Air B&B’s. The benefits of this are numerous. Primarily though, it ensures that everyone you see on the Estate has invested in it, in some way, and therefore has a vested interest in its overall well-being.

In the case of a rental within Brettenwood Coastal Estate, the minimum lease is 12 months and any potential tenants go through a full security check before it is signed off. This ensures that quality tenants are placed and full security measures are taken to protect the Estate and those that reside within it.

Another added benefit comes in the form of the use of clubhouses and common facilities. More often than not, when holiday letting is underway, amenities are used more frequently by short term visitors that don’t have the same interests or care, leading to their ruin. In addition, whilst the holiday periods are in full swing, traffic increases, affecting all residents. For purchasers investing substantial amounts in their properties, knowing who your neighbour is and that they have gone through a full security check, offers substantial peace of mind.

In short, while some estates do allow short-term letting, estates like Brettenwood Coastal Estate see it as a potential security threat that does not benefit the permanent residents in any way.

Details: Mark Harris, 082 789 6340, [email protected]

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