Dr.Monzer Kahf, a prominent economist and counselor states: “In non-Muslim majority country, it is permissible. I should say literally it is also permissible even in Muslim neighbourhoods because the rental agreement has nothing to do with what does the owner do in her/his other properties or with other persons. However, we must remember that in non-muslim majority countries, there is concentration of crimes, as statistics tell, around liquor stores and night clubs, would anyone like to live next door to such places? I strongly recommend Muslims in such situations to find some other area to live in!”