Have you found your perfect place to rent? First on your to-do list should be registering your tenancy contract with Ejari. The word ‘Ejari’ actually translates to ‘My Rent’ in Arabic. Keep reading as we go into detail about Ejari in Dubai, and what the registration entails.
What is Ejari?
Ejari is a mandatory registration system for all tenancy contracts in Dubai. The system was put into place by the RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority) to standardize and regulate the rental market in Dubai. In order to register your tenancy contract, you must have a valid Emirates ID.
Why do I need to register my tenancy contract?
There are many benefits of registering your tenancy contract with Ejari. For one, it acts as evidence that a binding contract exists between you and your landlord. This can come in handy if there are any disputes that arise between you and your landlord down the road. Additionally, registering your tenancy contract with Ejari is a requirement if you want to obtain utilities such as water and electricity.
So, how do you register your tenancy contract with Ejari?
The first thing you need to do is make sure that your contract is valid and meets all the requirements set by RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Agency). Once you have a valid contract, you can proceed with the following steps:
1) Go to the Ejari website and create an account
2) Fill in your personal details and contact information
3) Upload a copy of your tenancy contract
4) Pay the registration fee ( AED 195 for residential contracts and AED 350 for commercial contracts)
5) Once your payment has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with your Ejari certificate.
How long does it take to get Ejari?
Once the registration is complete, it generally takes around 3-5 days to receive your Ejari certificate.
What are documents required?
- Original signed tenancy contract
- Security deposit receipt
- Emirates ID of the tenant and landlord
- Copy of passport and visa (for tenants who are not UAE nationals)
Keep in mind that you will also need to register your tenancy contract if there are any changes made to it, such as the addition or removal of a tenant. You will also need to renew your registration every year.
When should the Ejari be canceled?
It is the responsibility of the landlord to cancel the Ejari when the tenancy contract comes to an end. Once the Ejari is canceled, you will no longer have access to utilities such as water and electricity.
What is the procedure for cancellation?
Once the landlord has the NOC (No Objection Certificate) from Ejari, they can proceed with the following steps:
1) Go to the Ejari website and log in to their account
2) Select the ‘Cancellation’ option
3) Enter the required information and upload the necessary documents
4) Pay the cancellation fee (AED 195 for residential contracts and AED 350 for commercial contracts)
5) Once your payment has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email.
It is important to note that if you are planning on moving out of your current rental unit, you must inform your landlord at least 60 days in advance. Additionally, you will need to cancel your utilities such as water and electricity.
We hope this article has helped clear up any confusion you might have had about Ejari in Dubai. Registering your tenancy contract is a relatively simple process, and it’s definitely worth doing in order to protect your rights as a tenant. If you have any questions or need assistance with the registration process, feel free to contact Azco Property Management Services and we would be happy to help!