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Posted On: 26 November 2008 08:09 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Barwa amends low-rent housing contract clause

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Barwa Real Estate Company has revoked a clause in the lease contract of its low-rent housing units in response to requests from prospective tenants, a senior official of the company said yesterday. Article 17 in the contract stipulated that the tenants should keep household items worth the amount equalling the rent for the whole contract period (one year) and gave the owner the right to hold the tenants’ mobile properties. “We have revoked this article considering the general situation in Qatar and in response to requests from a section of the tenants,” said Dr Yousef Mohamed Al Horr in a press conference yesterday. He, however, said none of the selected candidates were reluctant to take the houses for reasons related to the contract. He said a few of the selected candidates were removed from the list at a later stage as it was found that they provided wrong information to the company or their salaries were raised by the employers. A number of applications were refused because the applicants didn’t fulfil many of the conditions like a limited monthly income which was fixed at QR16,000. Some applicants didn’t prove their necessary social need to benefit from the residential unit. The classification and selection process ended in selecting 1,984 families , equally divided between the two sites of the project, 992 at Mesaimeer and 992 at west of Alsailiya. The selection committee gave priority to women- widows or divorcees - and those of special cases who received an order of evacuation from the court, or termination order. “We adopted the principle of equal opportunities for all the nationalities. The rate of beneficiaries according to the final results reached 78 percent out of the deserving applicants”, said Al Horr. The selected candidates represent different age groups: 374 families of 20-30 years, 379 families of 31-40 years and 467 families in the 41-50 age group.