UAE announces the imposition of additional rental fees when renewing the real estate contract

ahmed atef - | UAE

The laws of the United Arab Emirates control the rental connection that exists between lessors and tenants of real estate, as well as the fees that are imposed or the value that can be added when the contract is renewed.

Shawq Al-Kathiri, an attorney and legal adviser, stated as follows in this regard: "Extrapolating Law No. 20/2006 on the rental of premises and the regulation of the rental relationship between lessors and tenants in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Law No. 26/2007 on the regulation of the relationship between lessors and tenants of real estate in the emirate of Dubai, Law No. 2/2007 on the regulation of the relationship between lessors and tenants in the emirate of Sharjah, Law No. 2/2007 on the issuance of the real estate rentals law in the emirate of Ajman, Law No. 3/2008 on the regulation of the relationship between lessors and tenants of real estate in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain, and Law No. 1/2011 on the rental of premises in the emirate of Fujairah, its amendments, executive regulations and decis Aside from the government expenses associated with the procedure of notarizing and certifying the lease agreement, the lessor has levied an extra price for the renewal of the agreement," he stated.

Fees specified for the lessor

According to Al-Kathiri, some of these regulations require certification and documentation, and then pay the specified fees to the lessor rather than the lessee. However, at the same time, those rules enabled the agreement to be made in a different manner.

Renewal of real estate contract

In addition, it is important to remember that the Rental Dispute Resolution Center, which is the judicial branch of the Dubai Land Department, has made it illegal for the lessor (owner) or his agent from real estate management businesses or leasing offices to make any claims for fees when the contract is being renewed. The facility has stated that the imposition of these costs constitutes a violation, and it has emphasized that it is not acceptable to include a condition in the lease contract that is specifically designed to cover fees.

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