Can your landlord increase your rent after one year of occupancy?

Tamara lives in Dubai, she wants to know if her landlord can increase her rent after a year of occupancy.


“Someone told me that the landlord can only increase the rent after two years.

Is that true?”


“It used to be the case when the Tenancy Law was introduced in 2007,

the landlord was not allowed to increase the rent until after two years

of the expiry of the lease. However, now the landlord

can increase the rent providing that he sends you at least ninety days written notice,

and he sticks to the rent increase calculator

which is prescribed by RERA. If you are planning to stay in the unit

for more than one year, you and your landlord can agree

on a fixed rent over a period of years in order to circumvent this matter.”

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