Kuwait Rental Laws: Proposal Submitted To Prevent Tenant Evictions
Due to the economic situation caused by coronavirus, A proposal has been submitted to the National Assembly of Kuwait to modify the 22 year old law no 35 of 1978 of real estate rents stipulating the amendment of an article guaranteeing the right of both tenant and lessor of real estate.
The proposal prevents the tenant from vacating the property if he fails to pay the rent due during the period of delay in salary or termination of work.
The proposal were submitted by five MPs Abdullah Al-Kandari, Abdullal Fahad Abdul-Wahhab Al-Babtain, Badr Al-Mulla and Youssef Al-Fadalah in order to keep peace, public security and to protect the tenant.
Some owners evicted tenants while others took the initiative to reduced the rent while a third category maintained its full and undiminished right which caused widespread controversy with which forced lawmakers to submit a proposal to amend the real estate rent law.
This proposal is very important for large number of expatriates in light of the economic situation imposed by the “Coronavirus Pandemic” that led to the disruption of life in the country.