RIYADH — As many as 1,300 cases have been registered against defaulters of rent payment since executive courts began hearing such cases.

According to records from the Ministry of Justice, quoted by Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper, the Makkah region topped with 681 cases against rent defaulters. It was followed by Riyadh with 300 cases, Eastern Province with 127 cases and Jazan with 65 cases.

The total number of cases received in Al-Qassim was 12, in Madinah 60 and Tabuk 23. Al-Baha and Hail each received eight cases, Najran seven cases and Asir six cases. Al-Jouf and Northern Border each received four cases.