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Tenants’ rights committee issues recommendations

People protest against the new rent law in Beirut, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: The Committee to Defend Tenants Rights issued a series of recommendations Wednesday that could appease both renters and landlords.

The recommendations called for fighting "injustice" against landlords while guaranteeing the tenants’ right to compensation.

A Committee statement said responsibility for the housing problem ultimately lies with the government.

Tenants have staged protests following a new rent draft law that was approved by Parliament earlier this month.

They have argued that the controversial bill, which awaits the signature of the head of state before it becomes law, will displace many families.

 

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