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Old Egyptian law pits landlords and tenants
Rental law passed in the 1920s means some renters pay as little as fifty cents to a dollar per month.
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2012 16:04

In Egypt, some people pay as little as a dollar a month for their rent – and they can’t be evicted.

Landlords are desperate for change and they are demanding that the rental law introduced in the 1920s be amended. 
 
It is an issue President Mohammed Morsi will have to tackle, but raising rents could be disastrous for millions of poor Egyptians who live on less than two dollars a day. 
 
Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Cairo.

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