Friday, April 25, 2008

Title deeds given to West Bank Residents

By Henry Booysen
25 April 2008

Residents living in council houses in West bank near Kuils River have been given title deeds last night.

According to Councillor Frank Martin the city has been in negotiation with the Province for more than two years and finally title deeds have been handed over to 500 home owners in West Bank.

“Various complaints was received and fielded by the local Housing Department as soon as allocation started. It was alleged the beneficiaries took transfer but not occupation of the houses and immediately allowed paying tenants to move in. As a result, property transfers and the handover of title deed ceased,” says Martin.

He said that the decision to hand over the title deeds after a survey showed that at least 500 of the original beneficiaries were still in occupation.


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