Cost of living ‘high’ for low-income housing tenants

2017-07-05 06:03

The tenants have the opportunity to either represent themselves in court or hire attorneys should they feel that they are being prosecuted wrongfully.

All evictions are in terms of the Rental Housing Act and are 100% lawful,” Caldecott said.

He said the electricity is purchased from the municipality by Capital City Housing NPC in terms of its bulk meter.

“Capital City Housing NPC has prepaid installations in each unit and [sells] the electricity back to tenants at cost.

No profit or markup is made on the transaction,” he said.

He said annual inspections are conducted on all the units by housing supervisors.

“We, however, rely on tenants to report faults to our office [in order] for us to be able to deal with them efficiently. All tenants may contact Lindani - our maintenance agent - at our offices if they have a maintenance complaint or query. In terms of our lease, certain maintenance items are the responsibility of the landlord and others of the lessee,” he said.


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