Haynesville tenants paying no rent

More than 200 tenants at Haynesville, St James are not paying rent to the National Housing Corporation (NHC).

However, Member of Parliament for St James South Donville Inniss, in whose constituency the Government housing area is located, said the non-payment was not a problem because these were tenants who had benefited from Government’s housing policy of transferring title to tenants who have lived in units for more than 20 years and whose rents were fully paid up.

Speaking in the House of Assembly today during debate on the Crown Lands (Vesting and Disposal) Act, Inniss suggested that much of the criticism he faced about housing problems at Haynesville, were being fuelled by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party.

However, he told the Lower House that 242 of the 323 NHC tenants at Haynesville paid no rent because they were in the process of getting legal title for their units.

He explained there were delays in the process because the Chief Town Planner had identified issues that had to be addressed before transfer, including illegal extensions and encroachments.

“There have been some fires in three units in my constituency over the last two years. There was one [fire] two months ago . . . and the Barbados Labour Party entourage turned up with more camera equipment than CBC because all they are interested in is taking videos and posting on social media about people’s private matters.

“[But] that is not the way. You must show empathy and concern,” he told the chamber.

According to Inniss, despite the criticism, repairs were being undertaken to several units in the northern housing area.

5 Responses to Haynesville tenants paying no rent

  1. Berestford Leon Phillips February 3, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    242 of the 323 NHC tenants at Haynesville paid no rent because they were in the process of getting legal title for their units.
    Is Sandra Husbands aware of this

    there were delays in the process because the Chief Town Planner had identified issues that had to be addressed before transfer, including illegal extensions and encroachments.
    Is Sandra Husbands aware of this

    There have been some fires in three units in my constituency over the last two years. There was one [fire] two months ago . . . and the Barbados Labour Party entourage turned up with more camera equipment than CBC because all they are interested in is taking videos and posting on social media about people’s private matters.

    Is Sandra Husbands Part of this Rat Boxsie Gang

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    • Jason Arthur February 6, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      I see that Mr. Inniss believes that the Bees aren’t showing true “empathy and concern” for these tenants. Well, maybe he doesn’t know that Ms. Husbands started an appeal last month in order to acquire 300 smoke detectors for those same Haynesville residents and that the first batch have already been distributed. Having said that, I do find it a bit strange that he isn’t aware of the appeal considering that Sandra announced it on her FB and Twitter pages.

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  2. Alex Alleyne February 3, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Wait until the TENANTS get the “Legal Title”. In another 2 years or so the Electrical office in Bank Hall will be telling all of them that they must up-grade the electrical system. Anyone who had to do such to any home know that it cost “a pretty penny”. It’s NO CHEAP FIX.

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  3. Pat Clarke February 4, 2018 at 1:06 am

    Too Little too Late Donville

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  4. luther thorne February 4, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    DEMS DESERVE DEFEAT
    DONT DESERVE A SEAT

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