I can’t reach my landlord in Dubai for 6 months – what do I do as I want to renew my contract?


  It is unusual for a landlord not to be reached for an extended period of time. In such cases it is advised to investigate if the landlord has an agent or next of kin who could reach out to the landlord. In any case, if the landlord has not sent you any notice for eviction beforehand, your tenancy contract will be renewed automatically. As a precaution, you can send the landlord a letter confirming your willingness to renew the tenancy at least 90 days before the expiration of the current term of the tenancy. If the landlord or his agent still do not respond at the time of renewal of the tenancy, then you can go to RERA and deposit the rent cheque there. RERA will provide you with a receipt of the cheque and they will attempt to contact the landlord to request him to pick it up from them.