NEW – Dubai’s Unified Tenancy Contract
There's a new Tenancy Contract in Dubai! The Unified Tenancy Contract and it states that the Landlord is responsible for Ejari - such good news.
At last, RERA has issued a new edict by way of the new Unified Tenancy Contract which is a great improvement on the previous ‘green’ one.
The Unified Tenancy Contract can be downloaded via the link here or by going to the Ejari website – www.ejari.ae.
You can handwrite the detail which will then be typed into the Ejari system, when you visit one of the registered Typing Centres, making life a little easier for these guys and their systems. No doubt, real estate brokers will have these on their computer systems to enable them to type up the detail. If you don’t have access, simply complete the Unified Tenancy Contract in pen.
The details you will need to complete the form:
- Owner’s Name
- Landlord’s Name
- Landlord’s Email
- Landlord’s Phone Number
- Tenant’s Name
- Tenant’s Email
- Tenant’s Phone Number
- Building Name
- Property Size (you can find this on the Title Deed)
- Property Type
- Property Number
- Premises Number (DEWA) (you can find this on the upstand of the entrance door to the property – although in some locations, e.g, Palm Jumeirah it is not on the doorway)
- Plot Number (you can find this on the Title Deed)
- Contract Period (The date of entry and date of exit)
- Annual Rent (this is the amount for one complete year)
- Contract Value (This is the rental value for the length of the contract. For example, if the Annual Rent is AED 100,000 but the contract is for a six month period only, then the Contract Value is AED 50,000.)
- Security Deposit Amount (The deposit amount is usually 5% of the rent for annual rentals.)
- Mode of Payment (the way you will be paying the rent, e.g. by cheque and the
The new Unified Tenancy Contract is a legal document. Please ensure all details are correct including the contact detail of both parties. These details must be valid as any notices from the Land Department/Ejari will be sent to the email addresses and contact numbers provided.
Interestingly, the onus of responsibility to have the Unified Tenancy Contract registered with Ejari is on the Landlord. Up until now the vast majority of tenants were paying for this.
If you need any further detail contact Ejari.
The advice provided in our columns does not constitute legal advice and is provided for information only. Readers are encouraged to seek appropriate independent legal advice.
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