Prime Minister and ministers are now tasked with implanting the law in their individual capacities
New amendments have been made to property lease laws in Bahrain. His Highness King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ratified and issued Law 10/2020 on amending some provisions of Law 27/2014 promulgating the Lease Law.
According to a report by the Bahrain News Agency (BNA), under the law, a new item was added to Article (4), as follows: “The purpose for which the leased property is used must be specified in the contract.”
In addition, three items were also added to Article (6), as follows: It is not permissible to register lease contracts that do not specify the purpose for which the leased property is used; It is not permissible to register a lease contract of any property that is not located in a residential real estate devoted to family housing, only after the approval of the municipality or the competent entity, and in accordance with the regulations determined by a decision thereof after the approval of the minister in charge of municipal affairs; Electricity and water services shall be delivered to the real estate tenant only after submitting a registered property contract in accordance with the provisions of this law and the decisions issued in implementation thereof.
The report stated that the Prime Minister and ministers are implementing the law, which took effect one day after its publication in the Official Gazette (April 22).