City re­wards ten­ants who pay rent on time

The New Age (Free State) - - WESTERN CAPE NEWS - TNA RE­PORTER prov­inces@the­

THE city of Cape Town re­cently re­warded 48 ten­ants who live in its coun­cil rental units for con­sis­tently pay­ing their rent on time.

Each ten­ant re­ceived a gift voucher to the value of R1 000.

The old­est ben­e­fi­ciary of the city’s rental units awards in­cen­tive was Gla­dys Bap­tiste, 83, from Leons­dale.

Seven ten­ants who re­ceived gift vouch­ers were in their 70s, while the rest of the ten­ants ranged in age from 40 to 69 years old.

“The han­dover event was a heart­warm­ing mo­ment to share with some of our most se­nior ten­ants. I must com­mend them for con­sis­tently pay­ing their rent on time, es­pe­cially those who are pen­sion­ers,” the city’s may­oral com­mit­tee mem­ber for as­sets and fa­cil­i­ties man­age­ment, Stu­art Di­a­mond, said.

“The awards are the re­sult of an in­cen­tive scheme that goes back to 2010. They were in­tro­duced in an ef­fort to in­crease our per­cent­age of rental col­lec­tions by re­ward­ing those who pay their ac­counts reg­u­larly.

“Since the project’s in­cep­tion, about 250 res­i­dents have ben­e­fit­ted from this in­cen­tive scheme.”

Six win­ners are drawn each month. The re­cent han­dover event re­warded ten­ants who paid their rent timeously from June 2016 to Jan­uary 2017.

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