Over the weekend we met with some South African friends who are in the rental real estate market (they buy properties to rent out). They were able to give us a huge amount of help when it came to finding tenants, doing credit checks and police checks, etc. I have also sent an email off to a real estate company who specialize in getting tenants. They charge the equivalent of a month's rent to do this. Expensive!
Tomorrow I fly out to California for a week to see Virginia, then when I get back, hopefully, we will begin marketing the property. We want to rent it furnished as we then won't have find storage and we can charge a premium. Michael will spend the week that I am away, finishing off the painting and doing some cleaning of base boards, etc. I have found an old toothbrush that he is going to be doing some scrubbing with!!