Well, if you’re not much of a reader, then these bite size information-rich videos should do the trick! We highlight tips for tenants, landlords, buyers and sellers. We’ve also filmed residents in the UAE like you and me, who had legal questions they wanted an answer to. Legal consultant, Ahmed Odeh, gives some useful advice that’s worth listening in on!
The three most important things that Abu Dhabi tenants need to be aware about
are rent increases, evictions and tenancy contracts.
As of November 2013, the Abu Dhabi Government has lifted the rent cap.
That means that landlords can now increase the rents
and evict tenants from their properties without stating reasons why.
Now, rent increases and evictions are subject to similar notice periods.
For residential properties, the landlord has to submit a notice
at least sixty days in advance of the contract expiry date.
And for commercial properties, the landlord has to send a notice
at least ninety days ahead of the expiry date.
Lastly, for tenancy contracts, the tenant needs to have a detailed
tenancy contract with his landlord encompassing all the provisions such as maintenance and termination.
And while you’re at it, make sure to have a good relationship with your landlord,
so you can avoid any disputes in the future.