Although revisions to Rent Act No. 7 of 1972 that are introduced with the objective of defining the rights and responsibilities of the landlords and those who take houses on rent have been introduced on several occasions, it is apparent that the expected objectives are not catered by the act.
The Consultancy Committee on Rent Act established under the Ministry of Justice, Prison Activities and Constitutional Reforms has probed into this matter and accordingly, it has been proposed appropriate to introduce a new law aiming at securing the rights of both rentee and renter.
Considering the said proposals, the Cabinet of Ministers have granted approval for the proposal submitted by the Minister of Justice, Prison Activities and Constitutional Reforms to instruct the Legal Draftsman to repeal the existing Rent Act No. 7 of 1972 and draft a bill named Securing Residents Act.