Ban renting of private houses to expatriates - Real-Estate Association

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Secretary of the Real-Estate Association Qais Al-Ghanem has called for banning the renting of private houses to expatriates — both bachelors and families.

According to Al-Rai daily report, Qais Al-Ghanem insisted that expatriates should be allowed to only rent apartments in investment residential buildings. The trend of expatriates living in private houses (villas) will negatively impact the state’s plan related to lifting the subsidy of water and electricity, stressing that expatriates will resort to renting private houses in order to avoid paying water and electricity bills.

He also indicated that the customs of expatriates especially non-Arabs living in private residential areas do not match with that of the Kuwaiti traditions.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017
Mr. Ghanem, if you want more expats to move into Apartments, please reduce the rents.
People renting private homes are getting a much better deal.
As far as tradition is concerned, how can an expat renting a private villa change the local tradition ??

Mindblown Madman
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Did the honorable secretary ever wonder the rents which expats pay for the private houses? 20KD or so is marginal. How much percentage of expat population lives in private houses? Is there any information which can substantiate such chimerical claim?

God save us all.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
This news is an indication that flats are empty. Instead of reducing rent, he is trying to force expatriates to occupy these inferior quality apartments at high rent.

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