Can I be fined in Abu Dhabi if I keep a pet and it is mentioned in the contract those pets are not allowed?

Answer:


Pets are a matter of much debate.   The Tenancy Law is silent on this matter. Whether pets are allowed or not is an issue that is strictly between the landlord and the tenant:  
  • If the Tenancy Agreement states that pets are not allowed, then the tenant may be requested to evict the property before the expiry date of the contract. However, the tenant will not be fined during this process
  • If the Tenancy Agreement does not state that pets are not allowed, the tenant will then be allowed to keep pets in the property so long as they do not cause a nuisance to the neighborhood and the community.
  • If the Tenancy Agreement does state that pets are allowed, the tenant will then be allowed to keep pets in the property so long as they do not cause a nuisance to the neighborhood and the community.
Moreover, many communities and property management companies do not allow pets on the property even if the landlord and tenant are agree to it. In such cases, it is up to the tenant to prove to the community management that the landlord has no objection to keeping pets in the landlord’s property.
 
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