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Written Submissions Urged For Better Analysis: Commission

The Fiji Commerce Commission has urged tenants and the landlords to make written submissions for their opinions or suggestions in view of the proposed Landlord and Tenant Act. The commission
01 Mar 2017 10:37

The Fiji Commerce Commission has urged tenants and the landlords to make written submissions for their opinions or suggestions in view of the proposed Landlord and Tenant Act.

The commission senior compliance officer Sekopa Ciriyamotu while speaking at the consultation yesterday at Nadi Civic Centre emphasised the wide range of opinions needed as people made verbal suggestions.

Mr Ciriyamotu said the closing date of the public consultation was on April 24 and encouraged everyone concerned to make their written submissions before that.

“This act is based on the types of issues and complaints we have received and things needed to be legislated to not only assist the tenants but also the landlords,” he said.

Mr Ciriyamotu said the idea was to ensure that people afford rent but tenancy was increasing day by day.

Therefore, he said the increase in tenancy in informal settlements needed to be stopped.

Nadi lawyer, Dorsami Naidu, also suggested that in a developing country like Fiji it would be an expensive exercise for landlords and tenants in the market.

He hence suggested that the proposed Act was foreign and there needed to be a homegrown act in place considering the local situation.

The second round of public consultation for the Landlord and Tenant Act continues in Lautoka at Sugarcane Growers  Council Hall from 10am-12noon and from 5-7pm today.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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