Couple left homeless after demanding what was promised by lifestyle development company_1

A young Johannesburg couple has been left in the lurch after being kicked out of their new apartment for requesting better living conditions from the managers of a new Johannesburg development called HOMii Lifestyle. The building which was launched in Johannesburg December amid much fanfare was advertised as “uber-trendy living along with free Wi-Fi, access control with facial recognition, 24-hour security, CCTV surveillance and laundry facilities”. According to its website: “HOMii is disrupting the South African property rental market by leveraging technology, a deep commitment to the community and creating aspirational, lifestyle-centric living spaces while allowing ease of availability to...
A young Johannesburg couple has been left in the lurch after being kicked out of their new apartment for requesting better living conditions from the managers of a new Johannesburg development called HOMii Lifestyle.

The building which was launched in Johannesburg December amid much fanfare was advertised as “uber-trendy living along with free Wi-Fi, access control with facial recognition, 24-hour security, CCTV surveillance and laundry facilities”.

According to its website: “HOMii is disrupting the South African property rental market by leveraging technology, a deep commitment to the community and creating aspirational, lifestyle-centric living spaces while allowing ease of availability to all.”

They describe their offering as “an eco-system of trendy co-living rooms, private apartments, daily suites, co-working, wellness and lifestyle spaces all stitched together with hotel amenities and events, all in a single building”.

They also have locations in other provinces such as Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal.



According to recent reports by Gauteng Newspaper, the building is still under construction and this had caused frustration among some of the residents.

Additionally, they are surprised with costs they claim not to have been made aware of such as a R100-fee they have to pay per guest they bring home. The money is only refunded on condition that a guest does not spend the night.

They also have to deal with noise and debris from on-going construction, an intermittent power supply that is not as a result of load shedding and an intermittent water supply which is linked to the power.

Various requests for comment from HOMii Lifestyle by the Citizen went unanswered at the time time of publishing.

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