I have been an expat nearly all my life. I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland but my early years were spent on the Caribbean Island of Trinidad. As a family, we relocated back to the UK for a few years but the call of expat life was never too far away and we once again relocated this time to Hong Kong. I returned to Scotland to finish my education and attend University where I met my husband who had also been an expat child and after a few years of doing the 9 to 5 job in the UK we returned to Hong Kong, moved to the Philippines and then 15 years ago ended up in Dubai.
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
We have been asked to provide an attested marriage certificate. Do you know of any individuals or companies who provide services to obtain one for us. Would really appreciate your help. Read more
Hello Louise, please could you help me with information on babysitting services but I require a babysitter 5 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Most companies in Dubai charge on an hourly basis but I need a baby sitter to permanently come home 5 days a week till my baby is 2-3yrs old. Right now she is only a month old. Read more