RIYADH — The Ministry of Housing finally launched its Ejar Rental Service on Tuesday amid complaints that the long-drawn-out delay in the launch of the project had exacerbated price manipulations in the rental market.

The Ejar e-network allows customers to report violations by real estate brokers through a specific app that can be downloaded to smart devices. Landlords and tenants, including expatriates, can use the app called "real estate brokers" to communicate with the supervisory team at Ejar.

A monitoring and supervision team will receive all communications, verify their validity and set up field visits to the respective real estate brokerage to enforce necessary measures, including contacts with the concerned parties and legal procedures through judicial monitors.