Evict bachelors, civic body tells Ajman landlords

AJMAN — A committee consisting of Ajman Municipality officials will closely monitor the implementation of bachelor and labour housing regulations to ensure that landlords do not indulge in violations.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Fri 9 Nov 2007, 10:12 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:35 AM

The committee was formed on the directives of Shaikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Department of Municipality.

The step has been taken in response to complaints from residents about the existence of labour accommodations in residential areas.

The committee will intensify inspections in residential areas and violators, if any, will be issued a warning and given a grace period to move to industrial areas.

The Ajman Municipality, in coordination with Ajman Police, has issued another warning to about 600 landlords to evict bachelors and labourers from their lodgings in residential areas.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Saif Salim Al Shamsi, Deputy Director of Ajman Municipality, said, “The municipality had earlier warned the landlords to evict all such tenants from their accommodation in residential areas. They and the companies concerned were given a two-month grace period to find alternative accommodation in the industrial areas. However, the owners ignored the warnings and declined to abide by the municipal regulations,” he alleged.

“If they do not heed the latest warning, the municipal authorities will order disconnection of power supply and the police will be called in if the eviction of bachelors and labourers is not done within a week,” he warned.

Al Shamsi explained many companies in Ajman take on rent traditional Arab houses in residential areas for their labourers. The labourers, when accommodated in residential areas, are often perceived as a threat to peace and security in the locality, he pointed out.

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