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Legislation Decree No (49)

Syrian Arab Republic [Stamp of the Ministry of Justice]

Legislation Decree No (49)

President of the Republic
According to the constitution
It is decreed:
Article (1)

The following articles of legislation No. (41) of 26/10/2004 are to be modified as follows:
Article (1):
It is not permitted to sell, modify or acquire the rights of owned property within the border area; neither is it allowed to make use of the property via making an investment, renting it out, or any other way for period exceeding three years without an issued licence; the category of ‘property’ encompasses all built-up land and empty land that lies inside, as well as outside, the planned areas.
Article (4):
A- Litigations related to affirming the right or rights stated in Article (1) of this legislation are not be accepted unless they (the property rights) are licensed while all other unlicensed cases are to be rejected taking into consideration the clauses of Article (31) of legislation No. (186) of 1926
B- Property settlements and decisions made by property-law judicators regarding the works of demarcation and lease of properties within the border area are to be implemented and registered providing they will not be given any ownership rights or lease unless a license has been authorised.
Article (5):
Reposition case of properties within the border area that are being carried out by the Ministry of Justice and sold in an auction are subject to the above license authorisation; if the final bidder is not granted a license, the sale is deemed invalid and therefore the property will be re-auctioned.
Article (6):
If no application has been made to obtain a license within three months of the date of the approval of the ownership right, or of the date of leasing – renting out for a period not exceeding three years, the license is deemed invalid.
Article (7):
A- Leasehold of properties within the border area – cases that do not exceed three-year lease – are obliged to inform the administrative party concerned within the time-period mentioned in Article (6).
B- Freeholders of properties within the border area, or inherited leases are, in case of changing hands, only subject to inform the party concerned as in the above paragraph.
C- Those employing farmers, workers or experts in the cases outlined in this legislation will have to inform the administrative party concerned.
Article (10):
The articles and clauses of this legislation do not apply if:
A- Freehold and leasehold properties are owned by public entities.
B- Cannot be translated !?
Article (2)
– Any clause that contravene this legislation is invalid
Article (3)
– this legislation is to be published in the official newspaper.
Damascus 10/09/2008


President
Bashar Al-Assad

(Signature)

A copy to the Ministry of Justice
Damascus 10/09/2008
[Stamp of the Cabinet]


To be generalised and given to all judges
Minister of Justice
Judge Muhammed Al-Gafri

(Signature)