Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) has increased rentals for its houses by up to 120 percent.
The hike which goes into effect on July 1 this year has seen some rentals being increased by 80 percent but the highest increase is the 120 percent leap.
According to MHC spokesperson Ernestina Lunguzi, the increase will enable the corporation to ably serve its tenants across the country.
Lunguzi said the upward adjustment of rentals will allow MHC to maintain the houses some of which are not in a good condition for a person to live in.
Meanwhile, some MHC tenants have described the rental increment as exorbitant.
In an interview with Malawi24, one of the tenants residing in Zingwangwa who opted for anonymity said the housing corporation should have hiked the rentals by a maximum of 50 percent.
The resident said a letter which he has received from MHC indicates that all the houses which were at K60, 000 have been hiked to K130 000, a thing which he said is worrying.
Another MHC client, Raphael Mbewe of Naperi also criticised MHC for hiking the rentals at a time when income is not increasing.