Municipality launches inspection campaign to beautify city, warns of legal action against violating landlords.
Sharjah landlords who have failed to adequately maintain their residential properties are under the Sharjah Municipality’s scrutiny, after a new campaign.
The municipality launched an inspection campaign on Sunday, and said it would take legal action, including fines, against landlords who have refused to comply with the municipality’s warnings and notices.
Some tenants complained to Khaleej Times that when they asked their landlords to carry out maintenance, they often turned a deaf ear. The tenants added that they are happy with the municipality’s decision.
Riyad Al Aillan, Director-General of Sharjah Municipality said the municipality had already notified 260 landlords to provide internal and external maintenance to their buildings in Sharjah city.
He added that the municipality had prepared a list of the landlords who refused to abide by the municipality instructions to penalise them. The landlords will have to bear all the cost of the maintenance and all other municipal fees and fines. The municipal decision is aimed at maintaining the beauty and image of Sharjah City.
Al Aillan explained that when the municipality announced the decision, it had promised several facilities to encourage the landlords to provide maintenance to their buildings including free parking around buildings during the period of maintenance. “Despite this, some landlords had refused to follow the instructions,” he added.
Some landlords said they are pleased with the facilities provided. – email@example.com