Legal loopholes and forgery networks able to change the official legal possession of real estate without their owners’ knowledge.
Message from the Syrian Government: You need security approval to sell and buy real estate.
(Randa Alazem) was surprised that the house she possesses in Tilyani area in downtown Damascus, which contained many antiques, was not hers anymore as another person took ownership of it. He has all the rights provided by law to do whatever he wants with it.
Ms. Alazem, who estimated the price of her house to be 100 million Syrian Lira, 200 square meters, found out that the forgery process which led to transferring the property of the house and conducting the sale processes without her knowledge had been done by a car dealer in collusion with a lawyer in the same area, and the house was sold for 12 million Liras. The case of that lady, whom the Syrian populace sympathized with, is one out of hundreds or maybe much more of the cases in which Syrians find their right which is guaranteed by the constitution to possess a real estate is not protected and guaranteed by the government. The current situation of the lack of security, chaos, and severe entrenchment established a fertile environment and suitable climate for falsifying networks that are big and connected with influential powers to be active and work on forging real estate property documents.