Government’s newest high-rise units at The Grotto, St Michael. Officials are examining the tenancy arrangement after discovering that some tenants were already in arrears even though the units have been occupied for only about a year. (Picture Maria Bradshaw.)
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The National Housing Corporation (NHC) is going after delinquent tenants, who, in one instance, one of whom owes as much as $60 000 in rent.
A lock-changing exercise was started last Friday and resulted in four tenants in different housing estates being affected and a family member being ordered to return the key to an unoccupied unit.
The action is expected to continue this week.
A senior official at the NHC told THE NATION that they were targeting people who were employed and could afford to pay the rent but were refusing to do so. (MB)
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