FCCC to review rent freeze
January 15, 2019 7:23 am
Not having enough registered landlords will make it difficult for the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission to phase out the rent freeze currently in place.
FCCC Chief Executive Joel Abraham says by registering landlords become part of the decision making.
Abraham says the registrations help them to recommend policies which could phase out the rent freeze which has been in place now more than a decade.
“Registrations comes in we are able to see how the dispersion of rent is in different geographical areas then we are able to put up a policy or recommendation on policy how it can be phased out.”
Meanwhile, the Consumer Council Alternative Dispute and Resolution Manager Pooja Singh says the council has issued a stern warning to landlords to comply with the rent freeze order.
“What some landlord do is they try to do minor renovation and as a result they issue a notice to their tenants so the incoming tenants can pay increased rent which is illegal and we should not entertain it.”
FCCC says a review on the rent freeze will be done to see how they can get more landlords to register with them.