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05-05-2021
In recent years, housing cooperatives have cancelled the membership of many people who had applied for or been allocated apartments in cooperative housing projects. This comes amid the failure of those members to pay their financial dues or to complete contractual procedures. However, sources told The Syria Report that housing cooperatives have been cancelling the membership of some regime opponents without prior notice.
05-05-2021
Over the past several months, cautionary seizures have been placed on dozens of properties belonging to people accused of smuggling in rural western Damascus. What is unusual in these cases is that some of the smuggling crimes date back before 2010 -- as far back as 1985 -- according to a correspondent for The Syria Report in the area.
05-05-2021
The Syrian Parliament has recently called for more scrutiny of a proposed draft law that aims to replace the existing Real Estate Development and Investment Law No. 15 of 2008. It has sent the bill to the constitutional and legal committees for further study.
05-05-2021
On April 15, pro-regime newspaper Al-Watan reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had taken over a building complex in the majority-Arab Al-Ghweiran neighbourhood in the southern part of the city of Hassakeh. The newspaper accused the SDF of expelling residents of the building complex so that they could expand a nearby US military base.
28-04-2021
After approval from the Parliament, the presidency in recent days issued Law No. 17, which lists the real estate service fees collected by Cadastral Affairs. The new law utilises the current value of real estate to set and collect certain real estate service fees.
28-04-2021
The Syrian Civil Code has not explicitly defined so-called “dissolved” (Mahlolah) real estate properties, but its definition can be deduced from the context of Private State Property Law No. 252 of 1959: they are any real estate properties resulting from inheritances that have no heir, or that have an heir to whom ownership laws do not apply. Also, a property may also be considered “dissolved” if it is an Amiri land that has gone unused for five years.
28-04-2021
In a leaked audio recording published by pro-opposition activists on social media, a militia commander loyal to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard in Daraa talked of reversing seizures of property owned by opposition sympathisers if they agree to join pro-Iran militias.
28-04-2021
Heavy winds toppled 18 temporary housing units in the Tarmala displacement camp in northern Idlib governorate this past winter, depriving dozens of people from safe housing. The cement-block homes had major structural defects, indicating possible corruption within the contractors constructing the camp.
21-04-2021
Informally built districts--or ashwa’iyat, as they are referred to in Arabic--have long been a complex legal issue in Syria, amid decades of population growth and mass migration to cities without proper existing housing to accommodate newcomers.
21-04-2021
Around 1,000 families currently live in partially damaged homes or retail shops in the East Ghouta town of Hammouriyeh, though three years have passed since the Syrian regime recaptured the area.