Hi, our landlord sold the flat we are renting but we have not had an official notification. Should the new landlord be sending us some kind of official notification? What about his registering the DEWA in his name (I see from the DEWA on-line portal that there is a specific “change of landlord” option?) Is there anything else that he needs to do?
Also. our current contract expires in July next year. Our old landlord sent us an official court document asking us to vacate at the end of this contract but it was delivered one full month after our renewal, which means that effectively we are getting only 11 months notice? Can we contest this through RERA with the new landlord? Read more
Having just moved to Dubai you maybe pretty impressed by the beautiful villas that line the streets of Dubai. Many of them look quite palatial from the outside and it is easy on first impressions to want to sign the rental contract to secure your dream home.However, the quality of build in this town varies a lot and the harsh climate that Dubai is subjected to for much of the year can be tough on buildings. If the maintenance has not been kept up to date that palatial home that you thought you were renting may turn out to be one big headache. Read more
Recently it has become more of a requirement to obtain an attested lease agreement (Ejari) in order to obtain a visa for family members. For a long time this requirement was in the legislation, but it was rarely (if ever) enforced. Family members were able to get their visas without an attested lease being provided. Recently the authorities have started requesting the attested lease, so it has, in essence, become a requirement for people moving to Dubai with families.