A proposed new rent control law is nearing completion, with Office of the Attorney General putting the final touches to key elements of the Bill.
The Bill seeks to prevent the exploitation of lessees by unscrupulous landlords due to high demand and limited supply of housing.
Giving the glimpse of the bill at a media briefing, this morning, Information Minister Tjekero Tweya said the bill also seeks to unify, consolidate and amend the law to the regulation of rent and eviction of lessees and occupiers of residential dwelling.
“The draft Rent Bill is currently undergoing constitutional scrutiny at the Office of the Attorney-General and shall thereafter be forwarded to various stakeholders for input and comment. Once the aforementioned process is completed and the Bill is passed into law, members of the Rent Boards shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of the general public shall be informed of such appointments and the establishment of the rent board,” said Tweya.
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