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LAW NO. 26 OF 2007

 

Regulating Relationship Between Landlords And Tenants In The Emirate Of Dubai

 

 

 

We Mohammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai

 

 

NAME

 

Article (1)

 

This law shall be called the "Law Regulating Relationship between Landlords and Tenants in the Emirate of Dubai No. 26 of 2007".

 

DEFINITION – SCOPE OF IMPLEMENTATION

 

Article (2)

 

In implementing provisions of this law, the following words and terms shall have the meaning assigned to them, unless the text otherwise requires:

 

Emirate:

Emirate of Dubai.

 

Agency:

Real Estate Regulatory Agency.

 

Real Estate:

Immovable property and its annexures rented for residential, commercial or professional purposes or any other legal activity.

 

Tenancy Contract:

The contract by which landlord is committed to enable tenant to benefit from the property for specified purpose and period against specified consideration.

 

Landlord:

Natural or Judicial person who has, by law or consent, the right of disposal of the property and to whom the title of the property is transferred during tenancy period or to his representative or legal attorney, including the tenant authorized by the landlord to sublease the property.

 

Tenant:

Natural or judicial person who benefits from the property, or part thereof, pursuant to a tenancy contract and any person who receives the tenancy legally from the tenant.

 

Subtenant:

Natural or judicial person who benefits from the property, or part thereof, in accordance with a tenancy contract signed with the tenant.

 

Rent:

Specified consideration which the tenant is bound to pay according to the tenancy contract.

 

Committee:

The Judicial Committee authorised to settle deputes between landlords and tenants.

 

Notification:

Written notification sent by either of the tenancy contract to the other party through notary public, registered mail, personal delivery or by any technological means approved by law.

 

Article (3)

 

This law shall be applicable to leased properties in the Emirate including open and agricultural lands, excluding hotels and free accommodation provided by natural or judicial persons to their employees.

 

 

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