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RIGHTS OF A TENANT IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:40:59

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If you are a tenant at a property in the UAE, it is important to know what your rights are in case you face a dispute with your landlord related to the property’s maintenance, payment and the conclusion of a rental contract.

The top 5 tenants rights are given below for your convenience:

  • Property Condition: The property should be in a good condition when received by the tenant. Use a condition checklist.

  • Major Maintenance: The Landlord is in charge of all major maintenance and cannot claim the expenses from the tenant if there is no default or negligence from the tenant.

  • Right to Renewal: The tenant has a right to renew the tenancy provided the tenant is not in default of the terms of the tenancy contract. The landlord may evict the tenant with prior notification as per the provisions of law.

  • Increase in Rent: The landlord may increase the rent if he is eligible as per the RERA Calculator.

  • Notice Period: The landlord is required notify the tenant:
    • 90 days in advance for any increase in rent
    • 12 months in advance for the eviction of the tenant.

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