Make MENAFN My Home Page
 
  Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

EP court sends rent defaulters to prison  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 11/07/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - Arab News) The General Court in Dammam has started to jail people who have built up huge arrears on their home rental payments.

The courts have decided to issue harsher punishment because of the increasing number of people who have not been paying their rents.

Previously landlords were allowed to evict tenants from their property for not paying up after giving them a month's grace to find alternative accommodation.

A woman here who was sentenced to prison complained bitterly about the ruling against her and said it would be difficult for her three daughters to survive without her.

"I was surprised by the verdict of the General Court in Dammam that I should go to prison because I have arrears of about SR26000. I always thought that the penalty was to leave the house or that the tenant would be granted a month's grace to look for another house" she said.

" am a divorced woman and the sole provider for my three daughters. The check I receive from social insurance is not enough to even pay the rent" she said.


A source said the court would imprison men and women who do not pay their rent. "The harshest penalty is prison. In some cases people have built up arrears of over SR50000" said the source.

The source said that the court would only imprison people after landlords have sent them two warnings in writing and given them time to find alternative accommodation.

Ahmad Al-Subaie a lawyer said the courts would only sentence people to jail if they have significantly harmed plaintiffs financially. "However widows and divorced women should get lighter penalties based on discussions between the courts and social affairs departments. Such people should be given priority in the housing program launched by the Ministry of Housing" he said.


 
 


Arab News




Loading, Please wait....


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help