Hundreds of Tshwane home buyers in limbo due to rates clearance backlog

Hundreds of Tshwane property sales have effectively been put on ice as a result of a massive backlog in the issuing of rates clearance certificates, meaning the owners can’t move in and have to spend money renting elsewhere while they wait for the city to get their affairs in order The certificates – which confirm a property’s rates are up to date – should take between five and seven days to issue, but 25-year-old Lerato Bambo has now been waiting for one for almost two months. After having spent the last two years saving up enough money to buy her…

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