New homeowners get official papers

2017-12-05 06:00
New homeowners recently received their title deeds from the City of Cape Town. Pictured from left at the handover ceremony are homeowners Faiza Davids, Alawieyah Yon, Johanna Cole, Ederies Lee, Latiefa Davids, Mayco member Brett Herron, Portia Ntamo and Douglas Solomons.

New homeowners recently received their title deeds from the City of Cape Town. Pictured from left at the handover ceremony are homeowners Faiza Davids, Alawieyah Yon, Johanna Cole, Ederies Lee, Latiefa Davids, Mayco member Brett Herron, Portia Ntamo and Douglas Solomons.

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More than a hundred people from Heide­veld will be able to enjoy the festive season in their new homes that they own for the first time.

The City of Cape Town’s transport and urban development authority recently handed over the title deeds to homeowners of breaking new ground housing developments, including in Heideveld.

Among the homeowners from Heideveld who received their title deeds was pensioner Latiefa Davids who previously lived in a rental unit.

“I am enjoying my new home and I am happy with my neighbours. I am grateful to be living here. We have a good neighbourhood watch. I am able to open my heart and my house to those who are less fortunate,” Davids said at the handover.

The housing developments are conveniently located as they are situated along public transport routes.

“The handing over of title deeds is worth celebrating as some of our most vulnerable residents are being empowered as first-time property owners. These title deeds are also more than just a piece of paper, but an example of the City’s commitment to redressing the inequality of the apartheid past – a period where people were denied ownership of property,” said Brett Herron, Mayco member for transport and urban development.

“We encourage the owners to look after their properties and to make responsible decisions regarding their homes as these houses are valuable financial assets, which will bring them a step closer to economic freedom,” he added.

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