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Ejari: Everything You Need to Know

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Dubai is home to a vast community of expats from all over the world. If you are new to the emirate and are searching for a long-term place to live in Dubai, you should become familiar with the terminology used in real estate activities. ‘Ejari’ is a government-run program that regulates all tenancy contracts in Dubai. We’ve compiled a detailed guide that covers all you need to know about it. Let’s take a look, beginning with the basics and working our way up to the complexity.

WHAT EXACTLY IS EJARI?

‘Ejari’ simply means ‘My Rent’ in Arabic. The Ejari system in Dubai is an RERA project required by Law No. 26 of 2007. According to the laws, all rental contracts for properties in Dubai must be filed online via the official site, a cutting-edge system designed to safeguard the rights of both landlords and tenants in the city.

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The system was launched in 2007.

Renting a property in Dubai requires that tenancy contracts be made into an enforceable document that is organized in a government-approved manner.

This mechanism also formally records the agreed-upon rents, so landlords cannot suddenly raise the rent when it comes time to renew the tenancy contract in Dubai. This is an excellent opportunity for tenants to assess if they are satisfied with their present arrangement.

THE EJARI SYSTEM’S KEY BENEFITS

The Ejari method has many benefits aside from ensuring that all rental transactions in the emirate are open and transparent:

  • As a tenant, it may assist you in conducting the necessary background check on the landlord and the property by asking historical data to better understand the arrangements you are entering into.
  • There is no tolerance for deception or tampering with records by either the landlord or the tenant, which explains any future disputes.
  • It helps in the suppression of illegal housing and unfair exploitation in the real estate industry.
  • The method ensures that landlords and tenants have a good connection.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR EJARI IN DUBAI

Both the tenants and the landlord are responsible for registering Ejari, however in most situations, it is the tenant or the real estate agent that completes the procedure.

To register your contract in Dubai, make sure you complete all Ejari criteria!

There are two ways to register. You may do it either online using the Ejari site and the Dubai rest app, or in person at any of the Ejari-approved centers.

Also, family members and co-occupants who are staying in a residence for a month or longer must be registered. According to a recent DLD notification, the principal tenant must include information about all other residents. The REST App in Dubai allows you to register co-occupants.

WITH THE HELP OF REAL ESTATE SERVICE TRUSTEE CENTRES

Here’s how to register your tenancy contract in Dubai using real estate service trustee centres or typing centres.

  • Visit one of the centers in your area.
  • Upload any required documentation.
  • Enter the transaction data into the system, and it will be examined and authorized.
  • Pay the charges.
  • Receives the contract and the certificate of contract registration.

DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED

You must supply the following documentation when applying through any of the centers:

  • A tenancy contract
  • A copy of the tenant’s Emirates ID, passport, commercial license, or power of attorney (if applicable).
  • A letter from the landlord verifying the meter number (if shared electricity meters are used).
  • A data validity undertaking form (if registered with real estate services trustees)
  • Receipt of security deposit
  • Commercial property trade license

VIA ONLINE PLATFORMS

You may use the following platforms to register Ejari online:

  • Ejari system (Dubai Land Department’s website
  • Dubai REST App
  • Dubai Now App

REGISTRATION THROUGH THE DUBAI REST APP

Tenants can use the Dubai REST app to register their tenancy agreement. The registration procedure is outlined below.

  • Download the Dubai REST app.
  • Go to the ‘Services’ area.
  • Choose RERA.
  • Select the ‘Register Ejari Contract’ option.
  • Complete the essential fields.
  • Upload and submit the papers

REGISTRATION FEES FOR EJARI

  • The total charge for registering through the app is AED 175.
  • The registration fee is AED 155 (excluding VAT).
  • AED 10 for knowledge
  • AED 10 for the innovation charge

In contrast, it costs AED 239.75 to register via a real estate services trustees center.

  • AED 219.75 (Inclusive of VAT)
  • AED 10 for knowledge
  • AED 10 for the innovation cost

WHY IS AN EJARI CONTRACT REQUIRED?

When you sign a new tenancy contract in Dubai, you must also register with Ejari. This is a prerequisite to a number of other related requirements, not simply the RERA. Here are a few things a certificate cannot accomplish.

  • For resident visas, new applications and renewals
  • To get a telephone, television, or internet connection
  • Getting a commercial license
  • Using domestic workers
  • Getting an alcohol licence
  • Connection to electricity and water

FAQS

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REGISTERING EJARI?

Once the tenancy contract has been agreed upon, the tenants and landlord are responsible for registering the property. However, it is normally the agency or the tenants that handle the registration and incur the accompanying fees.

HOW DO I GET AN EJARI CERTIFICATE?

To get an Ejari certificate, follow these steps:

  • Go to dubailand.gov.ae.
  • Add your contact information, followed by a ‘DEWA Premise Number’ or a ‘Municipality Number.’
  • Click the ‘Download PDF’ button.

WHAT EJARI NUMBER IS IT?

Once the tenancy contract is entered into the system, you are assigned a unique number known as the Ejari Number.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I RENEW THE EJARI, AND HOW DO I DO IT?

Ejari renewal is necessary whenever you renew the tenancy contract for your Dubai flat or villa for rent, which is usually once a year. By completing all of the appropriate Ejari renewal documentation online, you can renew the contract.

According to current RERA standards, registering with Ejari is not feasible if the preceding contracts have not previously been registered. So, if you did not register an earlier tenancy contract with Ejari, you must do so first.

CAN TENANTS REGISTER THEIR OWN CONTRACT?

Ejari accounts can only be created by landlords, their agents, property management organizations, and their employees:

  • If you are a landlord or estate agent enrolling for an Ejari account, you must attend an obligatory 1-day RERA training class.
  • Following receipt of this training certificate, you must go to the Dubai Land Department and register for an Ejari account.
  • RERA will activate your account when you complete the program, and your username and password will be emailed to you within two business days.

HOW DO I CANCEL A CONTRACT WITH EJARI?

It is critical to cancel the Ejari as soon as the tenant vacates. This is the landlord’s obligation. According to RERA law, a property should only have one registration. The next tenant cannot register if the prior Ejari has not been revoked. In Dubai, here’s how a landlord can terminate Ejari.

IS EJARI AVAILABLE FOR A HOTEL APARTMENT IN DUBAI?

It is, indeed. According to the authorities, hotel tenants should submit their tenancy documents to the GDRFA rather than the Land Department. You should also receive a letter from the hotel saying that you are a tenant and outlining the annual rent you will be paying. Aside from that, you’ll need to show your passport and a DEWA bill.

WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR RENTAL AREAS IN DUBAI?

Apartments for rent in Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Village Circle are popular alternatives for those who enjoy the simplicity and convenience of living in a flat. Those searching for a larger property, on the other hand, could look at villas in Arabian Ranches or Mirdif.

That ends our look at Ejari. If you want any information or have any questions, please contact the authorities at +971-800-4488.

Before you sign your rental agreement in Dubai, you should be aware of the RERA tenancy laws. Stay up for the most recent information on UAE real estate legislation, tenancy contracts, and renting agreements.

AR

AR is a word at heart, despite being a minimalist at heart. He is always looking for new topics to write about.

This Blog is provided solely for educational reasons, including broad information and a general comprehension of its content, including related laws and regulations, and is not intended to give particular legal advice. The Blog is not intended to replace competent advice from a registered expert.

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