Bahrain: Court orders to vacate building upon failure to pay rent

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Failure to pay rent for nine months landed a supermarket operator in hot waters. The High Tenancy Court ordered the tenant to pay the building owner BD16,200 towards nine-month dues. The Court also ruled to expel the tenant from the property.

Lawyer Zainab Ibrahim Sabt, who appeared for the plaintiff, said the court order came against a person who signed a two-year lease contract for a monthly rent of BD1,800. The agreement was that the tenant should provide the rent as post-dated checks during the lease period.

“However, when my client went to cash the checks, it bounced,” the lawyer said. This way, the defendant failed to pay rent from January to April 2022, which amounts to BD16,200. The Court accepted photocopies of the lease contract that the defendant had signed. The Court also ruled to expel the defendant from the property as the contract period expired.



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