MHC tenants happy with rental hike U-turn

The decision not to have Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) tenants dig deeper in their pockets for their rental bills has been welcomed by tenants as many of them were not ready to pay the hiked charges.

MHC last week announced that starting July rentals will be hiked by up to 120 percent, but this did not go well with the tenants as they planned to seek legal redress on the matter.

The Malawi Housing Corporation Tenants Association faulted the hike arguing it was not reflecting the economic status of Malawi.

The angry faces over the hike witnessed MHC Chief Executive Officer Eunice Napolo announcing that the corporation has reversed the decision to hike rentals.

The tenants’ association spokesperson Goodnews Mphande said though they are yet to get official communication from MHC they feel happy for the reversal on hiking the rentals.

Mphande added that the tenants’ lawyer who was set to obtain a court injunction is waiting until the matter is resolved.

He further said the association wants MHC to be informing it when planning to hike the rentals.

The tenants are scheduled to have a meeting tomorrow at Chitawira Primary school grounds to map a way forward on the matter.