Landlord And Tenant Litigation
An agreement about rent agreed into by both the tenant and the landlord is known as a tenancy contract. The terms and conditions of the lease are all specified in this agreement, along with other critical information. It is never a good idea to move into an apartment without a tenancy agreement, or Ejari as we say in the UAE. The contract’s specifics, which are governed by Dubai’s laws, can be used to resolve any conflict or misunderstanding that may arise throughout the term of the agreement.
Using Law No. 26 of 2007 and Law No. 33 of 2008 of the Dubai Rental Law, the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) regulates the interactions between a tenant and his landlord in Dubai. Rent law in Dubai is mostly regulated by RERA. The tenant has the right to have any damages removed from the refundable security deposit, which was paid with the down payment for the home, while quitting the property. The tenant may turn to RERA for assistance in resolving the issues if the landlord refuses to pay the security deposit, as mentioned in Article 20.
Tenants are obligated to keep the property in the same decent and livable condition as at the time of the lease agreement. Minor damage not caused by the renter may be overlooked by the landlord. The RERA dispute committee is given the authority to decide on a resolution in the event of a dispute. Article 21 makes this statement.
In accordance with the terms of the lease, landlords must make sure their properties are in good working and livable condition. However, as mentioned in Article 15, the renters are permitted to accept an unfinished house and complete it, making them responsible for the full cost. In the absence of a specific agreement to the contrary between the parties, landlords are obligated to maintain and repair the building while the tenant occupies it. Article 16 makes this statement.
Any invasive renovations or changes to the property that would limit the tenant’s ability to use it fully are not within the landlord’s rights. However, the renovation process can only start if the tenant has approved of any attempts at remodeling on the part of the landlord. Article 17 contains a statement to that effect.