What is Ejari and How Does it Work?

Learn about the Ejari system, a lease agreement process implemented by RERA to regulate and facilitate rental markets in Dubai. Find out how to register and renew your Ejari.

What is Ejari and How Does it Work?
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It's easy to understand why the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) has implemented the Ejari system to regulate and facilitate the rental market in Dubai. This system effectively manages the relationship between landlords and tenants in the emirate. The Ejari system is a lease agreement process that requires the tenant to take the necessary steps for registration. Agencies offering Ejari registration services in Dubai or other emirates can be used for this purpose.

It's important to note that cancelling a DEWA account in the future without renewing the Ejari for all years at the property will be difficult when trying to recover a deposit. The Ejari must be obtained based on the lease agreement, not on the offer letter. The advanced Ejari portal was created exclusively for online registration. Alternatively, tenants can contact the Ejari office at 971-800-4488 to find out if it's best to do the process themselves.

Once the contract has been concluded with the owner of the property and notarized, the tenant must start the Ejari registration procedure. Residents of hotel apartments must submit their lease documents to the GDRFA, as Dubai Land Department no longer issues lease registration certificates or ejari letters in such cases. The Ejari renewal is mandatory every time a lease is renewed for an apartment or villa in Dubai, which is usually done annually. The Ejari registry has been introduced in Dubai and other Emirates in the United Arab Emirates to streamline rental and lease processes.

It's also important to note that while a DEWA connection may be established, it will likely be disconnected if the Ejari isn't renewed. Once registered in the system, each lease agreement is assigned a unique number known as an Ejari number. Renewing this number is essential for resolving any legal complications that may arise in the future. Additionally, tenants must submit a copy of their Ejari registry to receive essential services.

The last bill must be delivered to RERA authorities to create an Ejari for a new tenant.

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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