2005 News Story

Shura Council amends regulations on non-Saudis renting real estate

At its regular session today, the Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shura) approved an amendment to Article (5) of the regulations governing non-Saudis' ownership and rent of real estate, extending the period allowed for non-Saudi Muslims to rent real estate within the city limits of Makkah and Madinah to a renewable period of not more than ten years. The previously-allowed period was two years only.