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The Landlord last year renewed the rent for me for the second year but he insisted to put in the rent contract that the contract can not be renewed. However, I want to renew now and he insisted that I should leave the apartment. This is the third year to me in the apartment. Can he force me to leave ? or is it legal? BM, Dubai
In your "Tenancy Contract Renewal" article (http://dubaisurvivalguide.com/guide/tenancy-contract-renewal/), under Rule 1, you state that if tenants wants to leave a property when the contact expires, they should give 90 days notice to the landlord. Can you please tell me in which article of the Dubai Real Estate legislation is this rule stated? DA, Dubai
We are in the 6 year of living in our villa the rent is low and the landlord has been very good and fair, we have had problems with the outside of the house huge cracks all the way around, some in the bedrooms, they have been repaired twice before, this time we offered to pay towards the workman don't turn up for weeks we told the landlord we would fix and paint the bedrooms, he could continue with the outside as we had visitors and wanted the work completed. We found out the person we dealt with is the owners brother as he speake english, the owner and her husband and 3 other woman all came and looked at the house inside and out, since then the owner and more other women came and wanted to come inside we let them but they came into the lounge and kitchen that have no cracks, yesterday the owners husband came early morning and came back again with his wife the owner and a woman and 2 young girls, amnd told my husband they want to come in and see all the rooms, it was my husbands birthday we had my family here, so he told them it's not convenient and that we also had paid and completed the work in the bedrooms. Where do we stand should they keep turning up, and expect to come into our home when they feel like it, we feel because we have improved the property they want to move back in. I look forward from hearing from you, our contract is until September.
I have a question: my landlord failed to give enough notice for increase (he missed the 90d window period) but nonetheless asked for a 15% increase 55 days before expiry of the contract. I told him he could not increase because he missed the 90d window period and asked him to send me a renewed contract with the same terms as the current contract. He didn't reply to any correspondence regarding the renewal of the contract. Bottom line: my contract expires at the end of this month and I have no renewed contract. To avoid being in an apartment without valid contract I looked for and found a new one with a proper contract starting 01Arp15. I called my current landlord to tell him that I was leaving the apartment in 1 week (at the end of the my current contract) because I had absolutely no news from him and no renewed contract in hands. He replied that I was too late to quit the apartment and that he would check with RERA rent dispute community to see if I owe him money because I did not respect the 90d notice to leave the unit. Can he raise a case against me at RERA for the fact that I am leaving without a proper notice period ?
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