Lawyers back evic­tion law

Arab Times - - LOCAL - By Jaber Al-Hu­moud Al-Seyas­sah Staff

KUWAIT CITY, April 6: Sev­eral lawyers have ex­pressed sup­port for Law Num­ber 125/1992 which stip­u­lates that bach­e­lors living in pri­vate res­i­den­tial ar­eas should leave within six months, af­firm­ing the law is cor­rect and such ten­ants have no right to re­sort to court.

The lawyers ex­plained their views on the law due to the preva­lence of bach­e­lors living in pri­vate res­i­den­tial ar­eas and the so­cial prob­lems this phe­nom­e­non has brought to the so­ci­ety. The lawyers warned against vi­o­la­tion of this law as it might lead to fines and dis­con­nec­tion of power sup­ply if the con­cerned ten­ants fail to va­cate as or­dered.

At­tor­ney Mo­ham­mad Al-Mu­tairi con­firmed the di­rec­tive on evict­ing bach­e­lors from pri­vate res­i­den­tial ar­eas is in ac­cor­dance with the law. He said al­low­ing bach­e­lors to live in pri­vate res­i­den­tial ar­eas could cause prob­lems to fam­i­lies and in­fringe on the rights of the lat­ter.

Al-Mu­tairi pointed out that bach­e­lors could be re­lo­cated to com­mer­cial and in­vest­ment res­i­den­tial ar­eas, in­di­cat­ing the land­lords of pri­vate res­i­den­tial plots could be fined KD 500 or more if they are no­ti­fied about the vi­o­la­tion and still persist on break­ing the law.

On the other hand, At­tor­ney In’aam Hey­dar men­tioned that in re­cent days the phe­nom­e­non of bach­e­lors living in pri­vate res­i­den­tial ar­eas is on the rise; thereby, caus­ing se­ri­ous so­cial prob­lems deemed harm­ful to fam­i­lies and the com­mu­nity in gen­eral de­spite hav­ing a clear law which for­bids it.

Hey­dar lamented that in spite of the clar­ity of the law, its im­ple­men­ta­tion has been dif­fi­cult due to the fact that the Con­sti­tu­tion of Kuwait protects the sanc­tity of pri­vate houses, which means it is il­le­gal for any­one to en­ter with­out proper per­mis­sion from the owner (land­lord) or in spe­cial cases by the law.

Also, At­tor­ney Lu­lua Al-Qal­laf stressed the need to strictly com­ply with laws of the coun­try, as­sert­ing it is the duty of ev­ery­one to abide by th­ese laws even those re­lated to rent­ing houses and ac­com­mo­da­tions.

The lawyer called on the cit­i­zens and ex­pa­tri­ates to abide by the law to avoid dis­or­der and prob­lems in their res­i­den­tial ar­eas, adding it is pos­si­ble to force land­lords not to lease their houses to bach­e­lors but if such land­lords are adamant, the neigh­bors have the right to file griev­ances against the land­lord to the Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil.


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