City rewards tenants who pay rent on time
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.