"Those [landlords] who have increased the rent last year cannot do it this year. But those who have not, can only introduce new rents. The confusion is on by what percentage they can increase," said Mohammed Al Shaikh.
According to him, tenants who are faced with rent increases by more than the current five per cent can register their complaint with the committee. "After studying the case, it is up to the committee to take appropriate decision," he added.