Malawi Housing Corporation in 100 percent rental hike

Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) has raised rentals of its houses by between 80 and 100 percent.

MHC House rentals go up July 1

Public Relations Officer for the MHC Ernestina Lunguzi Yobe has confirmed the rental adjustments.

Lunguzi said that the rentals have been adjusted effective the first day of July.

Yobe attributed the hike to the fact that the corporation is now operating as a commercial entity and needs resources to keep it afloat.

The adjustments are said to have been hiked differently based on house location, size and class.

MHC own about 7 000 housing units across the country and has over 60 000 potential tenants on their waiting list.

The MHC houses have been the most affordable in the country, providing decent accommodation to medium and low income earners.

A Blantyre based tenant of one MHC house has been notified that he will be paying up to MK36,000 for a house that used to be MK18,000.

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7 thoughts on “Malawi Housing Corporation in 100 percent rental hike”

  1. Boma la DPP lalephera basi

  2. pleasant says:

    Not all of us are thieves mind your language.some of us get low salaries and have no previleve.

  3. kànyimbi says:

    Mufune musafune Chipani ndi boma zimafuna ndalama Kuti ziyende apa takweza basi.
    Nauru mukufuna DPP it he nd I boma Leo eti . MwaUponda .DPP wooooyeeeeeèe.

    1. zangoonekeratu kuti ndiwe mbuli

  4. john bwanyama says:

    These houses were very very cheap ad they are still cheap less than 100 us dollar where on earthy u can get such a cheap house . Minimum rentals should start at K100000.00. i rest my case.

    1. bob nzunga says:

      childish talk. do you know how much the tenants are earning. not everybody is thief in malawi. some of us are earning honestly from our employers. we need decent accomodation that is affordable to raise our families. moreover MHC is a government entity that was established to fulfill social responsibility not profit making.

  5. Chinyonga Councillor says:

    Ife a DPP tikutsa zimenezi ngati nkhamba kamwa zofuna kugwetsa boma la Prof Arthuer Peter Mutharika. Government has no intention to hike any house rent because for the past two years there has been no salary increment on public servants. This is a deliberate propaganda aimed at turnishing the image of government and we are aware that at MHC, some people are from MCP and are pushing for policies that should undermine the present leadership.
    We condemn the act and ask MHC to review this decision which is inhuman, irrational and political in nature.
    Madam PRO, check with your reality on the matter and come back sober. Not now, may be later. Or we will get an injuction stopping MHC from increasing its rent, until peoples income improve.
    Akapirikoni inu.

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