Wednesday , September 26 2018

Legal Clinic

Legally fight against Rent Increase

I am planning to contest the rent increase initiated by my landlord as it has not been 5 years since the last increase and secondly I feel that the increase of approximately 35% is too steep for my liking – I need to know the following: Do I have the …

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Car Insurance Claim

About 2 years ago I had a car accident. It was totally the mistake of the other driver (Kuwaiti). I was waiting at red signal, and suddenly another car hit my car from the back at a very high speed. This car was a brand new Prado. The hit completely …

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Landlord can’t increase the rent for five years from the last increase

I am staying in a flat, in Salmiya Block 10, since 1992. My contracts are mentioned as 1 year, but I used to sign contracts once in 6 years with marginal increase as given below. In 1992 – KD 100; In 1998 – KD110; In 2004 – KD 120; In …

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Residence renewal and medical for Article 20

I am in this country on an Article 20 residence. I didn’t go to any country but now I want to renew my residency permit … is it compulsory to do a medical test. Name withheld Answer: First of all you have not mentioned your nationality but we would like …

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Indemnity issue

I came to Kuwait through a company and am working as a Software Architect for one of the ministries in Kuwait. My company is paying me my indemnity every month as part of my salary so now if my salary is KD 600 they say KD 550 is the salary …

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Residence renewal/medical on Article 20

I am in this country on an Article 20 residence. I didn’t go to any country but now I want to renew my residency permit … is it compulsory to do a medical test. Name withheld Answer: First of all you have not mentioned your nationality but we would like …

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Overtime pay

I am working in a private company. I would like to know the correct calculation for the overtime done over the public holidays. My salary is KD 299 per month. If I work 8 hours on a public holiday what will be my overtime amount for that day? Can you …

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Final salary at the time of resignation

I joined my previous company on Aug 1, 2011. The salary mentioned in the offer letter was KD 750 as a complete amount, with an annual leave of 30 days and probation period of 100 days. The company stamped my residence on Jan 1, 2012 and to my surprise they …

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Eid Al Adha and Hajj Leave in Annual Leave

I have been working in a private company for 8 years 11 months. I went for an annual leave from 25/08/2015 to 17/09/2015 and extended my leave from 18/09/2015 to 30/09/2015 (13 days). On the issue of those 13 days my company considered 5 days as paid leave (which was …

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No limit on the number of transfer of visa in a year

I am an engineer (with the same profession mentioned on the work permit) working in a private company. I locally transferred my residence (general visa, not project visa) to one of the private companies in January 2015. I could not continue working in the company due to some reasons and …

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