Ejari registration is a mandatory requirement for all rental contracts in Dubai. The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) has made it easier for tenants and landlords to register their lease agreements through the Ejari system. But who pays for the registration? The tenant is responsible for paying the registration fee, which is currently AED 205 plus VAT. This fee must be paid at the time of registration, regardless of whether it is a new lease or a renewal.
The landlord must visit one of the Ejari offices in Dubai and submit the relevant documents, such as the old Ejari contract and the NOC or cancellation letter. Before going to the Ejari office, tenants must prepare several documents. These include an original signed lease agreement, the tenant's United Arab Emirates ID card and copies of their passport and visa, a copy of the landlord's passport (the signature must be visible) and a copy of the property deed provided by the landlord. Additionally, a recent “green” bill from DEWA is required for lease renewals. The Ejari certificate guarantees openness and transparency between the landlord and tenant, fully integrating rental contracts into the legal system and allowing an easy review of the contract in case of disagreement. It also ensures that landlords cannot increase rent indiscriminately at the time of renewal. To complete Ejari registration, tenants and landlords can use either online services or visit typing centers designated by Ejari in Dubai.
The online services include Dubai REST App, Dubai Now App, and Dubai Land Department (Ejari system) website. After receiving the training certificate, they must visit the Dubai Land Department to complete the registration process. In conclusion, tenants are responsible for paying for Ejari registration. This fee is currently AED 205 plus VAT and must be paid at the time of registration. The Ejari certificate guarantees openness and transparency between both parties, ensuring that landlords cannot increase rent indiscriminately at the time of renewal.
Tenants and landlords can use either online services or visit typing centers designated by Ejari in Dubai to complete their registration.