I was living in Dubai Marina, my ex landlord just recently sold the property to a new owner. I was not informed of this and the new owner forced me out with a 2 month eviction notice. I told him the law says 12 months but he cut the DEWA to make me leave. I now stay in Downtown Dubai – what could I have done to protect myself?


As per the Tenancy Law, it is strictly illegal for the landlord to cut the DEWA from the tenant during the course of the tenancy. The best thing you could have done in your previous tenure was to approach the nearest police station informing them that your landlord has disconnected the DEWA. The police will immediately inform he landlord to restore the DEWA to the property or otherwise the landlord may face criminal charges.