Majority of expats in Dubai are renters, that’s why renting an apartment or a villa is a go-to accommodation in the city. Being a renter in Dubai seems to be a tough deal, issues like high rent, tiny apartment, maintenance problems, and eviction are some of the common topics renters are facing right now. The city has taken serious action to provide strict regulations addressing tenant’s rights and concerns. However, you’d be wrong if you think that it’s all in favour of the landlord.
Both parties, the renter, and landlord should agree to abide by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) Dubai Rental Law. The decree aims to regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants in the Emirate of Dubai. Also, your tenancy contract will serve as one of the most important documents containing all necessary information regarding your rented property in Dubai.
As a tenant, it is important to be aware of rental laws in Dubai. This will help you minimise unpleasant rental scenarios that might occur in the future and it also keeps the respectful relationship between you and your landlord.
Here are important rights and obligations that every tenant in Dubai needs to know.