REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL RELIEF ASSISTANCE FOR ESTATE AGENTS
Dear Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and President Cyril Ramaphosa
We in the real estate industry kindly request your assistance.
As estate agents we pay tax and comply with all requirements as prescribed by the regulatory board. We understand that we are classified as commission earners and self employed, however that is not a true reflection of our circumstances.
We are currently in financial distress since we are not able to trade during lockdown. We respect the decision taken to suspend services, however, we would like to request financial assistance for the duration of this challenging period.
The Estate Agency Affairs Board has all our details on their database, therefore veryfing our details would be easy. We are in a highly regulated environment would honour any arrangements made.
We hope you will kindly consider our request and revert back to us through the regulatory board and Department of Human Settlement.