Landlords are advising single men living in villas and houses to keep a low profile as authorities work to enforce a new law banning certain classes of bachelors in residential areas.
Under the law, which came into effect Nov. 1, only construction workers are not allowed to live in family neighborhoods, but many men who do not work in the sector still hold “labor” visas, complicating the matter, officials said.
Although the new law has not banned all segments of single workers in residential areas, it seems to have a positive impact in terms of the quality of bachelor accommodations in residential areas.
The landlords are now asking their tenants to keep the houses and the surroundings clean and tidy and not to gather in front of their houses in a way that causes nuisance to the families residing in the area.
“We have been told by our landlord to keep the gates closed, not to dry clothes in the balcony and behave in a decent manner so that our presence should not cause problems to the neighbours,” said an expatriate.