Yilungelo Lakho: Buying a house – hidden debt

Buying a house is an exciting moment for any consumer. But it can be a road littered with problems, especially if you have not checked all the blind spots. In South Africa it is not uncommon to find consumers buying houses, and unknowingly inherit the seller’s huge municipal bill. Well, this is the sad reality of a Port Elizabeth family. The Gxabeka family is now experiencing endless nightmares, struggling to get basic municipal services. All because of municipal debt that was left by the seller…join us as we get tips on how to avoid such an experience.

Jimmy Baloyi
EAAB: Executive Manager for Compliance

Zukiswa Ntlangula
Conveyancers Association: President
+27 11 440 3946
info@ntlangulainc.co.za

Otsile Maseng
Ekurhuleni Municipality: Divisional Head – Revenue
0860 543 000

consumer@sabc.co.za
www.facebook.com/yilungelolakho
Twitter @yilungelo

Watch Yilungelo Lakho every Friday at 13:30 on SABC 1. Catch the programme again on Mondays at 12:00 on SABC 1.

Yilungelo Lakho an interactive live show, aims at informing and educating consumers on their rights. Every Friday we focus on a particular topic for the entire hour – kicking off with an insert which serves as a background/scene setter, after which our studio guests/experts or commentators analyse the issue. Telephone lines are open during the whole show for viewers to participate.

Anti-corruption line
Tollfree 0800 701 701

National Credit Regulator
0860 627 627

National Consumer Commission
0860 003 600
012 394 1700
complaints@thencc.org.za

Yilungelo Lakho
consumer@sabc.co.za

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