One year before my landlord in Dubai was not agreeing to renew the agreement and he ask me if I sign vacant letter then he will renew agreement but he didn’t send me any legal notice, only I have signed vacant letter on plan paper. Do I have right to stay in apartment and should ask him for renewal for next year? As they are not willing to renew; What will happen if I go to rental commentate if they don’t renew.


If the landlord requested you to sign a letter confirming that you will vacate the property after 12 months, then this letter shall be deemed legal and binding. Hence, as a tenant, you will need to abide by the letter which you have signed and vacate the property within the specified time period. Should you go to the rent committee to request a renewal of the tenancy, the rental committee will most likely dismiss your claim.