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Although there are many law and decrees guiding the relationship of tenants and landlords, these laws can be subjected to change. However, there are some essential things you need to know to preserve your right as a tenant. Here are some important tips that can help you in your search for accommodation.
Become aware of the laws governing the relationship between landlords and the tenants. Law no. 26 of 2007 and law no. 33 of 2008 -which is the amendment of the former- are laws that guide you through settlement of any problem that might occur between landlords and tenants. These laws deal with the right and obligation of tenants in relation to their tenancy contract.
It is very important to know your responsibilities so as to avoid dispute between you and the landlord. These responsibilities include:
Trying to know all the laws governing the landlord’s obligations in relation to tenancy contract can help you solve some issues and also make you to be wise enough so that no landlord would cheat on you. These obligations as stated in the UAE law are:
Housing fees is expected to be paid by the tenant on the date agreed in the tenancy contract. Payment is normally done by depositing post-dated cheques with the landlord. In a situation whereby the landlord doesn’t want to receive the rent the tenant can deposit the money with RERA and inform them about the issue.