His Majesty, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, befriended the King of the country and issued Law No. (13) for the year 2020 to amend some provisions of the Real Estate Lease Law issued by Law No. (27) for the year 2014, after its approval by the Shura Council and the House of Representatives.
The law stipulated the following:
The first article
The text of Article (5) of the Real Estate Tenancy Law issued by Law No. (27) of 2014, shall be replaced by the following text:
The High Civil Court is competent to adjudicate disputes arising from the application of the provisions of this law.
In all cases, the judgment issued in these disputes is final if the value of the case does not exceed one thousand dinars.
Judgments issued on a final basis in these disputes may be appealed if the reason for the appeal violates the rules of jurisdiction related to public order, if there is a nullity in the ruling, or a nullity of the procedures has an effect on the judgment.
The word (the court) is replaced with the word (the committee) wherever it appears in the texts of the real estate rent law issued by law No. (27) for the year 2014, as the phrase (the civil grand court) is replaced by the phrase (the rent disputes committee) mentioned in Article (1) and the phrase (the treasury of the court) With the phrase (the secretariat of the committee) mentioned in paragraph (b) of Article (22) and the phrase (it is permissible for the court if it ruled) with the phrase (it is permissible for the committee if it decides) contained in Article (39) of the same law.
Chapter Ten (the Rental Disputes Committee) of the Real Estate Tenancy Law promulgated by Law No. (27) for the year 2014 is canceled, and the phrase (by a decision of the committee) in paragraph (a) of Article (23) and the phrase (or by a decision of the committee) mentioned in the article (38) of the same law.
Cases and disputes pending before the Rental Disputes Committee that have not been settled up to the date of the implementation of this law are referred to the Civil High Court.
The Prime Minister and the Ministers, each within his jurisdiction, shall implement the provisions of this law, and it shall enter into force thirty days after the date of its publication in the Official Gazette