For Renters, the Israeli Housing Market Is a Legal Jungle

Israel’s rental law is more than 40 years old and does little to regulate the landlord-tenant relationship. Legislation aims to change that, but don’t expect any change soon.

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Last November, Natalie signed a contract to rent an apartment in Tiberias. But after she moved in, she discovered major problems including water damage on the ceiling, a leaking sink and no hot water. The...