PILC offers legal aid to Hiyaa tenants whose contactors failed to complete finishing work

Towers built under the Hiyaa Housing Project in Hulhumale'. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Public Interest Law Center (PILC) is offering legal aid to tenants of the Hiyaa Housing Project, if the parties they contracted to complete finishing work on their units failed to complete the work, despite being paid. 

In a statement on Tuesday, PILC said they have received multiple complaints regarding breach of agreements to complete finishing work on Hiyaa units. 

PILC said they therefore plan on providing legal aid to tenants who don’t have the financial means to hire lawyers. 

Many tenants have been waiting for months for their contractors to complete finishing work on their units. 

“As the people take on such a great loss, we must ensure that the legal institutions run on taxpayer money do not overlook this,” said one such tenant. 

PILC has asked for tenants who meet the eligibility criteria to submit a form requesting legal aid.