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Higher maintenance costs force Barwa to raise rents

Qatar-based property developer Barwa Group has decided to raise by 10% the rents for its housing units at Al Sailiya and Mesaimeer with effect from October and upon renewal of the annual contracts of the residents, Gulf Times has reported. The maintenance costs are steadily increasing, especially at the Mesaimeer compound due to some misuse of the units' utilities and parks, a Barwa official said. In October 2011, Barwa increased the rents by 10%, four years after the opening of Mesaimeer compound and two years after the opening of Al Sailiya compound.