The government has made it mandatory for businesses providing accommodation for expats to register their business and any unregistered business isto be fined by MVR10,000.
Apart from those individuals who provide accommodation to expats, businesses that provide accommodation as a service are to abide by this law. This includes employers that handle the accommodation of their employees as well.
Registered businesses that do not follow the standards for accommodations and living conditions are to be fined by MVR 5000.
Read the publication in gazette here.