Ridicu­lous spike in rent a grave concern

Talk of the Town - - Opinion - CON­CERNED RES­I­DENT

THERE is a con­cern­ing prob­lem re­lat­ing to ridicu­lous rent in­creases.

Land­lords are putting ten­ants’ rent up just as they please, es­pe­cially in Port Al­fred where peo­ple are not even earn­ing a salary to the amount of the rent.

Land­lords are run­ning away with their ideas of greed.

It is more than plain to see more and more peo­ple can­not af­ford th­ese pay­ments. flot­sam and jet­sam; af­ter all, we’re all be­ing urged to pick up three pieces of plastic on ev­ery beach walk. May I also ap­plaud Su­per­SPAR for hav­ing taken the lead in re­duc­ing plastic bag use at Rose­hill. Other Port Al­fred su­per­mar­kets and busi­nesses: con­sider your­selves chal­lenged to fol­low suit. Pick n Pay, why not do­nate a weekly sup­ply of your bread pack­ets (free ad­ver­tis­ing)? Then add this line to the ex­ist­ing beach no­tice: “Pick n Pay picks up poo and plastic!”

Days are com­ing when th­ese land­lords are go­ing to be sit­ting with empty houses that they can­not rent out, then we will see how squat­ters move in.

POO AP­PEAL: A reader ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the com­mu­nity-minded per­son en­cour­ag­ing dog walk­ers to pick

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