The Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria’s lack of regulation of the rental market in Hassakeh has left tenants, especially displaced people who migrate to Northeast Syria, the weaker party in the tenant-landlord relationship.
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Ifraz, or subdivision, of real estate in Syria means dividing a real estate property into smaller parcels. The Directorate of Cadastral Affairs carries out the technical process following plans that the relevant local administrative unit has approved.
Article 10 of Expropriation Law No. 20 of 1983 allows for the expropriation of lands that have not undergone the delimitation and census process.
The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, the Ministry of Local Administration and Environment, and the Union of Syrian Chambers of Commerce are currently working to issue a circular targeted at people working from home.
Women often face discrimination regarding their housing, land, and property rights when they marry men from other religions or sects. This discrimination can sometimes mean forced detention, fabricated charges, and falsified evidence.
Douma is a city in East Ghouta and serves as the administrative centre of the Rural Damascus governorate and the Douma district, which contains seven districts. The 2010 census estimated that 300,000 people live in the 3,000-hectare city.
Although there is no official estimation of the number of unlicensed construction works in Damascus, the media has put the number at more than 750,000 built since 2012 alone.
NGOs have decreased their aid to a camp hosting displaced, working people in Suweida, while government institutions have ignored the camp’s existence altogether, despite its harrowing conditions.
In the 1990s, the owner of a large plot of arid land outside Damascus died and bequeathed his land to his four sons, who shared common ownership of the property. In legal terms, the land was excluded from the town’s zoning plan and was classified as agricultural, meaning construction on the plot is unauthorised.
Several houses and other facilities in Jassem, a town in the northwestern part of Daraa governorate, were damaged in recent clashes against pro-Islamic State cells in the area. Afterwards, local armed groups destroyed some of the houses and other facilities that the ISIS fighters have rented.
Under Article 768 of the Syrian Civil Code, property owners are free to dispose of their properties and use and exploit them as they wish, within the limits of the law. However, some laws limit that freedom, as in the so-called “restraint on disposal” measure.
Under Syria’s Personal Status Law No. 59 of 1953, which is based on Islamic Sharia principles, the Druze’s inheritance rules are the same as those for other Islamic sects. That being said, the rules for drawing up bequests differ in the Druze sect.
Following a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new group of refugees returned to Syria from neighbouring Lebanon on October 26, as part of what Lebanese authorities called a “voluntary and safe return” plan.
In mid-October, Syria’s Real Estate Bank raised the ceilings for all its real estate loans, including loans used to purchase or renovate properties. The bank also added a new personal loan, as well as a personal loan with a real estate guarantee.
Plot owners in Marota City are facing considerable difficulties obtaining construction permits and security approvals. Meanwhile, the Damascus governorate is threatening to implement a law allowing it to confiscate those plots and sell them in public auctions if the owners fail to obtain the permits within specific deadlines.
Watch our online discussion on HLP rights in Syria featuring Mazen Ezzi of the The Syria Report, Jon Unruh of McGill University and Mutasem Syoufi of The Day After organisation.
The Norwegian Refugee Council is a NGO operating in Syria since 2013.
The Day After (TDA) is a Syria NGO established in Turkey in 2012.
The Aleppo City Council issued a set of decisions in early September. It considered some of the real estate properties it owns to be subjected to the Investment Law No. 106 of 1958 and for public benefit.