KUWAIT CITY, May 6: The Chairman of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee MP Khalid Al-Shatti submitted a bill on amending Rent Law No. 35/1978 as the number of rent-related lawsuits will increase in the coming period due to exceptional circumstances brought about by the coronavirus cases.
He said such lawsuits are referred to the First Instance Court where three judges deliberate on one lawsuit, indicating the bill stipulates assigning only one judge for this purpose.
He added the bill also stipulates deducting the number of days covered by the decision of the concerned authorities to suspend work in the public and private sectors due to the coronavirus crisis from the rental fee.
He explained the payment of rent shall start once the authorities announce the date of resumption of work in both sectors.