If the area of a leased thing is determined, the lessor is considered to be the guarantor of the boundaries of that area, unless otherwise agreed, and the tenant may request the termination of the contract due to the absence of the rental object. If it is shown that such an irregularity is due to such a defect and that it is found by the tenant, he would not conclude such a contract, unless otherwise agreed. Rent is usually paid monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual, depending on the terms agreed at the beginning of the lease. Rent must be paid in advance, usually three months in advance, and always indicated in Bahraini dinar (BHD) monthly. Limited by law to only 5 times during the term of the rental agreement, landlords are legally required never to increase the rent more than the periods indicated during the entire rental period. The tenant must pay the rent to the lessor within a maximum period of one week from the due date indicated in the rental agreement. If a lease does not specify the due dates for the payment of rent, the rent is due at the beginning of each month. Leases which comply with the provisions of Decree-Law No. 9 of 1970 remain valid for a period of three years. The three-year period comes into force on 8 February 2015 and expires on 7 February 2018. However, new contracts between landlords and tenants will be concluded under the new rental law.
In other words, contracts under Decree-Law No. 9 of 1970 are extended and renewed by law for a period of three years. The tenant is granted his rights to the contract for this period, assuming that he complies with his legal obligations. It should be noted that if the lessor has not registered the lease for any reason, the tenant is the one who registers the lease with the right to deduct the registration fee from the rental value. A lessor can only increase the rent under a rental agreement two years after the start of the tenancy or the previous rent increase (whichever is earlier). The increase in rents is limited to 5% for residential real estate and 7% for commercial, industrial, professional, artisanal or other real estate. In addition, the rent can only be increased a maximum of 5 times during the entire rental period, unless the parties agree otherwise in writing. .