HLP

09-08-2022
The government is seeking funding from international organisations for early recovery projects in Al-Hajar Al-Aswad, despite making the conditions for IDP returns to the neighbourhood difficult to meet.
09-08-2022
Property extortion cases are today one of the most common housing, land and property violations in areas controlled by the majority-Kurdish Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria and constitute the most significant share of cases in local courts. 
02-08-2022
On May 23, 2022, the Ministry of Local Administration issued Decision No. 81/N, establishing the Damascus Northern Entrance (Qaboun-Harasta) Zoning Area Fund to cover all expenses for the zoning area. Damascus Cham Holding, a private joint-stock firm affiliated with the Damascus governorate, would take on management of the fund, despite some lack of clarity in the wording of the decision.
02-08-2022
In response to amendments requested by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing to a waterfront zoning study, the Tartous City Council has adopted new proposals that may lead to resolve the five-decade-old problem. Also, the new proposals may lead to implementing Law No. 23 of 2015, which concerns the implementation of zoning and urbanisation, within a small area along the waterfront. 
27-07-2022
There are various personal status laws particular to different religious sects in Syria. However, personal Status Law No. 59 of 1953, which was based on Islamic Sharia principles, was until recently the sole regulator of inheritance and wills for most of the country’s religious groups. 
26-07-2022
President Assad recently issued a law converting university campuses into public institutions that are independent from a financial and administrative point of view.
19-07-2022
The idea of good faith serves as a basic pillar and legal principle at all stages of sales contracts in Syria, and is often used in real estate sales. Good faith means that the contracting parties adhere to any obligations arising from the contract with integrity and fairness and without fraud. 
12-07-2022
The recent implementation of the Financial Law of Administrative Units No. 37 of 2021, as well as its executive instructions, has increased fees for construction and renovation licences. This is because under Law No. 37, these fees are now calculated based on the current values of real estate properties, which are in turn determined in accordance with Real Estate Sales Law No. 15 of 2021. At the same time, administrative units have expanded their definition of the improvement fees. 
05-07-2022
The distribution process for share certificates in the Al-Qadam zoned real estate area of eastern Damascus’ Basilia City is witnessing significant modifications – namely, changing the legal description of already zoned land and other changes to those properties’ entries in the Land Registry.