Cancelling Ejari: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to cancel an Ejari contract when terminating a lease in Dubai. This step-by-step guide covers when to cancel it, documents needed for cancellation, and more.

Cancelling Ejari: A Step-by-Step Guide
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When it comes to renting a property in the United Arab Emirates, tenants and landlords must be aware of the legal procedures and system of lease agreements known as “Ejari”. It is mandatory for tenants and landlords to cancel Ejari contracts when terminating a lease. The cancellation of Ejari is also necessary when the tenant plans to leave the property before the end of the term defined in the contract. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to cancel Ejari, when to cancel it, the documents needed for the cancellation, and the cancellation fee.

We will also discuss how to use the lease as a substitute if the Ejari certificate is not available. Louisa Bridge, director of property management at Haus and Haus Real Estate, states that Ejari is not automatically canceled and that the owner or property management company must complete an application requesting the request. An Ejari contract for a property lasts more than 6 months and can last up to 10 years, after which it needs to be renewed.

Step 1:

Go to the official website of the Dubai Land Department and download the cancellation form.

Fill in all the details of the cancellation form and submit the required documents.

Step 2:

After submitting all documents, you will receive a termination ID from Ejari by email.

Step 3:

The process of canceling Ejari through real estate services trust centers takes four business hours.

Step 4:

After RERA confirms the final cancellation of Ejari, you will receive a message stating that your Ejari registration has ended via SMS or email. It is important to note that both parties can cancel the contract and make a new one or rescind the lease completely.

The landlord is responsible for cancelling Ejari as soon as the tenant leaves their property.

Laura Siddell
Laura Siddell

Been in UAE for over 10 Years and love writing to help people out. Devoted twitter fanatic. Hardcore thinker. Wannabe pop culture enthusiast. Proud pizza nerd. Subtly charming beer expert.

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