Landlords who flout 5pc rent cap rule to be fined

ABU DHABI — Landlords who failed to comply with the 5 per cent annual rent cap approved by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council for 2008 will be fined, an official has stressed.

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Published: Tue 29 Jan 2008, 8:39 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:58 PM

Rashid Mohammed Al Hamili, chairman of the Committee for Settlement of Disputes in Abu Dhabi, said the new tenancy law empowers the committee to slap fines on the landlords if they are found flouting the law.

“We are looking into a series of lawsuits filed by tenants against landlords who didn’t comply with the 5 per cent rent cap,” Al Hamili revealed.

He added that the committee had settled tens of rent disputes swiftly.

Eight police officers honoured

FUJAIRAH — The Director-General of Fujairah Police, Colonel Mohammad Ahmed bin Ghanem Al Kaabi, has decorated eight officers whose names were included in the ministerial decree.

They are Majors Saif Hamdan Abdullah Al Yamahi, Hamad Saeed Sultan Shaheen, Saeed Rashid Saeed Al Sharqi, Juma Salim Saeed Al Zahmi, and Saif Rashid Saeed, Captain Khalifa Khamis Mohammad Al Hamodi and First Lieutenants Ahmed Ali Sulaiman and Ahmed Ali Hasan.

Al Kaabi praised the officers and wished them success in their career.

Hamdan Award assessment starts

DUBAI — The Hamdan Award for Academic Excellence entered the final phase when the activities of the central assessment panel kicked off last week at the Higher College of Technology for Men.

The award’s general categories cover the GCC region, while the award for applied research covers the entire Middle East and Arab region.

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Vice Chairman of Hamdan Award for Academic Excellence said, “The vision and unlimited support of Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Industry, has given the Award its prestigious position as a bench mark for academic excellence.”

Sulaiman Abdul Khalek Al Ansari, CEO of the Hamdan Award said, “The current cycle recorded a significant growth of 45 per cent from the previous year and included for the first time a contribution from Oman. The applied research award also witnessed a growth in the number of participations in the Arab world. This year the award received 52 research papers, up from the mere 12 received previously.”

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