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!
Nausheen and Imran don’t know if they should sign the lease for this apartment. Find out why.
Nausheen and Imran:
“We started looking for a new home and we found this apartment
we really liked. It was beautiful. Yes. So, basically I wanted to make a move on it immediately
and put the deposit down and stuff. But then, our agent was saying that the title deed isn’t ready yet
becuase… The agent said that the person
we’re renting the apartment from hasn’t finished their payments to the developer.
So he didn’t have the title deed in hand. He wasn’t able to show it to us.
But she was still asking us for the deposit to secure our rental of the apartment.
So we’d like to know whether we should pay the deposit without seeing the title deed
in the name of the person that we’re renting the apartment from.”
“So no, Nausheen and Imran. Do not pay the deposit.
If the landlord isn’t able to provide you with the title deed,
it probably means that he does not have the ownership of the apartment.
Furthermore, the agent should not be renting out an apartment if he knows that the landlord
does not have a title deed. On top of that, the landlord
will not be able to register the tenancy agreement with Ejari.
I hope I answered your questions.”
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