New housing laws to take effect in mid-2013

Updated 29 December 2012
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New housing laws to take effect in mid-2013

JEDDAH: At a time when the Ministry of Housing is tightening the noose on those who stall to pay their residential rents, the ministry will implement the “Ijarah” system in mid-2013.
The system protects the rights of tenants and landlords with the participation of seven government agencies, sources who did not want to be identified told a local newspaper.
The Ministry of Housing declared that the Ijarah project operates in accordance with a time plan. It pointed out it had entered the second phase, which is related to monitor real estates as well as tracking the payments of tenants. The second phase of Ijarah was announced when the Ministry of Housing signed the contract with Al-Alam Company in May this year.
“The Housing Ministry is making intensive efforts with all relevant parties in the real estates offices to make this system a mandatory one. These offices will be established to deal with the Ijarah program network,” the director of public relations and media at the ministry, Mohammed Al-Goinm, confirmed.
The Ijarah project will be implemented in all regions of the Kingdom and all eligible real estate offices will be covered by it. However, the service will be launched experimentally in some areas initially before being enforced throughout the country,” Al-Goinm said.
He pointed out that it would begin preparing its electronic network, which will combine the efforts of many government agencies in the service of this vital sector.
The minister of Housing recently said the Ijarah system is a national program that will regulate the rental-housing sector in the Kingdom.
It aims at providing solutions to the sector through the organization of the relationship between the tenant and the landlord by safeguarding their rights in addition to providing an electronic network to view condominiums.
It will also develop a unified and guiding contract to be agreed upon by the tenant and landlord via an electronic platform to facilitate the contract documentation and updating it, and give the judicial execution advantage to the typical electronic contract.
In addition, it will provide a service for paying in installments, a statistical database and indicators to monitor supply and demand as well as prices. This is to enhance transparency in this market, which is expected to stop landlords raising rents at will and improve confidence in the housing sector.


Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

KSRelief distributed assistance to Syrian refugees. (SPA/file)
Updated 21 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

  • KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications
  • The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Yemen

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed humanitarian aid including birth kits, personal bags and baby blankets to Syrian female refugees staying in Osman Hospital and Central Hospital in Kattermaya, Kharoub province of Lebanon on Friday.

This distribution is within the framework of the assistance provided by the center for displaced Syrians and refugees in neighboring countries. 

KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications through various relief programs. 

Earlier, winter blankets, jackets, jumpers, hats and other items were distributed to meet the basic needs of refugee families.

The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Al-Mukha directorate in Taiz governorate, benefiting 21,000 people.

In addition, 36 trucks with 469,483 kg of relief, shelter and medicines crossed Al-Wadiaa border on Thursday evening as part of the KSRelief plan to help Yemenis.

Of this total, 26 trucks with 500 food baskets, weighing 375 tons, in addition to 43,173 kg of shelter items, will be heading to Maareb province, and ten trucks carrying 42,221 kg of shelter items and 9.89 tons of medications will go to Aden.

On Thursday, the Bahraini Royal Charity Foundation and the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian Affairs signed an MoU for the establishment of the Bahrain Health Center in Aden, Yemen, at a cost of $2 million, in the presence of Ahmed bin Ali Al-Bayez, assistant general supervisor of operations and programs at KSRelief, and a number of officials. SPA, Jeddah