Court action looms over eThekwini social housing rentals

A Durban residents’ organisation is preparing to go to court to force social housing companies to stop overcharging tenants of flats built on city owned land for rent.

The Phoenix Tenants and Residents Association wants the owners of politically connected social housing companies to stop charging residents of their complexes — which are subsidised by the Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) — rentals of up to R4 000 a month.

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