The site of a building that residents feared its collapse in Beirut's Mathaf area, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A three-story building constructed in 1945 was evacuated Monday morning by police over safety concerns.Several old buildings in Beirut have collapsed entirely or partially in recent years.Celina al-Murr, who resides in the building, told LBCI that one of the columns crumbled Sunday night.Murr added that the landlord should fix the building before he demands a rent hike.The new rent law says that tenants under the pre-1992 rental contracts will face yearly rent increases over a six-year period, until annual rental costs reach 4 percent of the property's market value.
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