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Jakarta Post

Over 100 low-cost units sealed for non-payment of rent

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 16, 2017   /   08:30 am
Over 100 low-cost units sealed for non-payment of rent Former squatters from Ria-Rio reservoir carry furniture provided by the city administration to their new residences at the Pinus Elok low-cost apartments in Cakung, East Jakarta. (JP/PJ Leo)

The low-cost apartment management (UPRS) in Tambora in West Jakarta sealed 105 residential units on Monday as the residents had not paid the rent for more than six months.

UPRS Tambora head Sarjoko said a total of 261 residential units would be sealed after the management verified that the residents had not paid rent for more than three months.

“However, today we will just seal those residential units that are in arrears of more than six months, amounting to 105 units,” Sarjoko said.

Sarjoko said the management had twice issued warning letters before sealing the units.

“The procedure is we issued first and second warning letters and then conducted the sealing up. If the residents do not settle the rent payments within seven days, we will issue a notice to quit,” he said.

Sarjoko added that the residents would have to pay up in full with an additional 2 percent fine.

Meanwhile, Agustino Darmawan, Jakarta Public Housing and Public Buildings Agency head, said the city administration would ask residents who had not paid their rent for three successive months to leave their units.

The regulation would not apply to residents who had been subject to evictions from land cleared by the city administration, he said. (dra)