TEHRAN — With its population of over one million, Taiwan is home to an estimated 50 million people who rent apartments.

But what happens if one of them is murdered?

Lawmakers are considering a new law that would allow an apartment owner to ask a judge to grant him or her a preliminary injunction to stop the murder of another tenant if the killing is related to the rental of a property.

If approved by lawmakers, the bill could mean that if a murder in Taiwan occurs within two years of the death of a tenant, the landlord could request a preliminary restraining order to stop murder.

It could also mean that landlords can now ask a court to order that any killing in Taiwan is declared a homicide by a court.

The bill, introduced by the Nationalist Democratic Party (NDP) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), is the latest in a string of measures proposed to curb property crimes in the past few years.

It was proposed last year by the Justice Ministry, which has been under pressure to crack down on property crimes.

A recent report by the Taipei District Court said a total of 6,766 crimes had been committed since January, with 8,093 people killed and another 2,908 injured in Taiwan in the same period.

Last year, a total 6,811 crimes were committed in Taiwan, including murders and serious assaults.

Lawmakers said they wanted to improve the quality of life for people living in Taiwan and provide a platform for the rule of law.

In January, a law was passed to allow for the temporary suspension of the civil service and to require that the president take a “hands-off” approach to policing and law enforcement.

A similar law was proposed in 2016, but it did not go into effect for a year.

Since then, the number of crimes committed in the country has risen by around 5 percent, with more than 1,100 people killed, the latest tally released in April 2017 showed.

More:The new law would allow a landlord to ask the court to grant a preliminary protective order, and it could apply to all landlords, not just those renting to individuals, including those renting privately.

The measure was approved by a majority vote in the legislature last month.