Rent increase in Addis Ababa suspended for 90 days.
The Addis Ababa City Administration Cabinet, in its regular meeting held on 18/12/13, discussed and approved the bill to suspend the rent increase for 90 days.
Accordingly, since the proclamation was approved on 18/12/13, the increase in rent and eviction has been prohibited for 90 days and may be extended for further days.
It is alleged that the tenant, who had been given an increase in violation of the regulation, filed a complaint with the Woreda Executive Office in writing to resolve the matter.
The full statement is as follows:
Statement on the Regulation to Reduce Housing Rental
It is well-known that the cost of living has skyrocketed in recent years. The high cost of living is largely justified and man-made. The high cost of living has put a strain on our city.
Residents of our town donated money in connection with the ongoing campaign to thwart the terrorist activities of the TPLF in the northern part of the country. Preparing food for the army; At a time when blood donation is costing his life, a few greedy individuals are standing in the opposite direction and deviating from Ethiopian decency and engaging in various activities to take advantage of the current crisis.
To address the problem, the government is taking various measures to withstand the onslaught of external and internal pressures and to reduce the living conditions of its citizens.
Accordingly, the task force set up to reverse the economic crisis involving the lower echelons of society is doing a lot of work.
In the short term, there have been significant changes in the activities of the task force.
Apart from basic consumer goods, the unreasonable and current rent increase is seriously challenging the lives of residents.
This is in stark contrast to Ethiopian courtesy and respect for the unmarried.
In the wake of the 2012 epidemic in our country, many people were in trouble.
This does not include the fact that the law prohibits raising the rent at the time.
Residents are complaining that there is an unreasonable increase in rents.
Therefore, in response to the residents’ grievances to limit the current unjust rent increase, the Addis Ababa City Administration Cabinet, in its regular meeting on 18/12/13, discussed and approved the proposal to suspend the rent increase for 90 days.
Accordingly, both the increase in rent and the eviction of a tenant is prohibited for 90 days from the date of its promulgation on 18/12/13 and may be extended for further days.
The provision stipulates that the aggrieved tenant may file a grievance in writing with the Woreda Executive Office for resolution.
Complaints filed on this basis will be investigated and the party will be held accountable in accordance with the rules set forth.
Although this regulation was enacted to protect citizens from unnecessary pressure and hold perpetrators accountable, the city government calls on all to do their part by focusing on this important and difficult time by cultivating the values of Ethiopian decency and solidarity that our society has shown during the epidemic.