The pandemic, lockdown and retrenchments have wreaked havoc on tenants’ ability to pay rent in South Africa as according to new data from Tenant Profile Network, the largest credit bureau that tracks tenant payment behaviour in SA, only 60.74% of tenants paid on time in the third quarter, up only slightly from the second quarter’s 59.48%, but still down from almost 65% in the first quarter. Meanwhile almost 9% of tenants are not paying their rent at all, and 14% are paying late, with the weakest performing tenants those in either the cheapest or priciest segments.