This law amends Law No. 10 of 2018 on the establishment of development zones in administrative units.
Law No. 42 of 2018
Amendment of Law No. 10 of 2018
The President of the Republic,
Based on the provisions of the Constitution,
And what was approved by the People’s Council in its session held on28-2-1440 Hijri corresponding to 6-11-2018 Gregorian
Promulgates the following:
Amendment of Paragraph 2 (titled Article 6) of Article 2 of Law No. 10 of 2018 to be as follows:
A. The Administrative Unit shall invite, within a month of the issuance of the decree to establish the Zone, the owners and in rem rights holders not established in the real estate registry or in any other bodies legally authorised to maintain ownership records, by an announcement published in at least one local newspaper, in an audio and visual media, on its web page, and on the Zone bulletin board, to declare their rights. It is incumbent upon them, and all those related to real estate in the development zone, whether originally or through guardianship or agency, to submit to the Administrative Unit, within a year of the date of the announcement, an application which specifies his elected place of residence within the Administrative Unit, accompanied by papers and documents supporting his rights, or copies of them, if any. In the event of their absence, he must note in his request the locations, borders, lots, and legal type of property or rights which he is claiming and all suits filed by or against him.
B. Relatives of rights holders up the fourth degree or under a legal agency may exercise the rights stipulated in Paragraph A of this Article on behalf of their owners.
C. The rights registered in the property department registries shall be the basis for the work of the judicial committees provided for in this Law. These rights shall be taken into consideration during the work of the committees in assessment, dispute resolution, and distribution, whether these rights have been fully declared in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph A of this Article or not.
Amend Article 14 of Legislative Decree No. 66 for the year 2012 to read as follows:
A. The Administrative Unit shall form, within one month of the date of the conclusion of the period specified in Article 1 of this Law for the presentation of claims of ownership or in rem rights, one or more committees with jurisdiction to review all objections and claims of ownership or in-kind disputes over real estate inside the regulated area, whether previously declared during the period specified for submitting ownership and in rem rights claims stipulated in Article 1 of this Law or not. All similar existing cases related to the area before the courts shall be transferred to it, if they are pending a final judgment.
B. Rights holders who have not submitted their objections before the dispute resolution committee have the right to claim them before the regular courts after the conclusion of the work of the judicial committees stipulated in the provisions of this Law.
This Law shall be published in the Official Gazette.
Damascus on 3-3-1440 Hijri, corresponding to 11-11-2018 Gregorian.
President of the Republic