Landlords protest in support of the new rent law in Beirut, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Landlords called on House Speaker Nabih Berri to investigate allegations that real estate companies pressured ministers to abstain from signing a challenge to the controversial new rent law in a meeting Saturday.Dozens of landlords gathered outside the Constitutional Council Friday as lawyers representing tenants' interests arrived to submit a fresh challenge to the law.According to the new rent law, landlords would be free to evict longtime tenants after a nine year period, even if tenants are paying the increased rent.
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