Residential Rental Report
Financial pressure caused by the Covid-19 lockdown continues to impact the South African rental market, as the slow deterioration of tenants able to pay their rent on time hits a deep dive.
The steady deterioration of 5.43% over the last 6 years is hardly noticeable in comparison to the overnight drop to 50% in good standing in a single month between March and April, according to rental monitor data from TPN Credit Bureau.
“Residential eviction orders in Alert Level 3 where being granted with a 5 – 90 day stay on execution once Alert Level 3 ended. That means some landlords who obtained eviction orders in Alert Level 3 now have to wait till 17 November to execute. All the while tenants live rent free,” says Dickens.