An inspection campaign in the Al Qadisiya district of Sharjah. Picture for illustration purposes only.


Sharjah’s Sheikh Sultan orders checks on apartment violators


DUBAI – Residents found violating Sharjah’s laws on habitation of apartment and buildings will face fines as the Ruler of Sharjah ordered a renewed crackdown on violators.

Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi has instructed Sharjah Municipality officials to inspect residential buildings in the emirate for residency violators.

This includes “unacceptable practices” such as men and women living in one apartment, overcrowding or bachelors living in family-only buildings, said Khalid Bin Falah Al Suwaidi, Assistant Director General of Sharjah Municipality for Customer Service Sector.

Al Suwaidi said a department has been assigned to conduct inspections of bachelor accommodations and labour accommodations in Sharjah for cleanliness and living conditions.

The official said that owners of buildings where violations are found will be held liable. He urged the public to report violators through the mobile number 0562601111.

“Building owners should follow up on the wrong practices in their respective apartments so that the necessary measures would be taken,” he told Sharjah Radio.

Al Suwaidi said that teams will act on complaints and conduct an investigation before imposing a fine. Services interrupted due to the fine will only resume once the complaint is corrected.

“The teams forward a first, second and third notice unless the violation is proven from the first time, in which case a fine is issued against the owner in whose name the contract is concluded,” he said. ICA/Expat Media

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