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!
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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