If you, or the landlord, dispute any rent increase and cannot reach an agreement either of you can take the case to Dubai Municipality’s Rent Committee (DMRC), whose decision is final and binding and cannot be appealed at Dubai Courts.
- If the landlord wants to increase the rent, he must give you 90 days’ notice before the end of the contract.
- If the landlord wants to evict you, he must give 12 months' notice and state the exact reason.
- Notice must be given in writing via notary public or registered mail.
- Dispute cases must be registered prior to the contract expiry.
- If you have any concerns, call the Rental Disputes Centre on 800 44 88, a very friendly and helpful advisory service from Dubai Land Department.
- Rental contract is registered with RERA
What to bring
- Your name with designation (either landlord or tenant) with current address.
- Facts of the dispute.
- Ejari-registered tenancy contract (original).
- Notarised Power of Attorney to represent you.
- Copies of cheques, if any, that have been submitted to the landlord.
- Dubai Municipality Rent Committee (DMRC).
- File the dispute with the above documentation.
- You may be required to give an oral petition at a later date, followed by a hearing.
- In either case, you will receive a written judgement.
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