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Posted On: 4 April 2010 04:28 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

No takers for houses due to foul smell

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Several real estate owners say they face difficulty in renting out their properties located near the fish market and the livestock market due to the foul smell emanating from the area. According to a report published by an Arabic daily yesterday, several long-time residents of the area have been relocating to other places for similar reasons. They noted that repeated promises by the authorities to shift the livestock market and the fish market to areas outside the city were not fulfilled until now. The bad smell originating from the fertiliser plant in the vicinity have made the situation even worse. The neighbouring Abu Hamour — Mesaimeer areas have gained prominence in the recent past with the establishment of several educational institutions and government departments. Property owners say that many prospective tenants decline to rent out houses when they come to know that they are located near the markets. Some who signed the contracts without being aware of the situation would cancel it before they actually occupy the houses. Newcomers who occupy the houses will seek a cancellation of the contract as soon they come face to face with the bad experience. A number of new villas have sprung up in the area in the recent years and many of them remain occupied by nationals. However, more and more residents are leaving the area being fed up with the long wait for an improvement in the situation. The poor surroundings also pose a heath risk to the residents being a breeding ground for pests and insects. The stinky smell originating from the livestock market has made life difficult for many.