The Dubai Land Department has recently released a new tenancy contract that aims to provide a more transparent and secure rental experience for both landlords and tenants.

The new contract, which was implemented on March 17, 2020, includes several important changes that landlords and tenants should be aware of.

One of the most important changes to the tenancy contract is the inclusion of a clause that requires both the landlord and tenant to provide a copy of their Emirates ID or passport when signing the contract. This new requirement is aimed at preventing fraudulent activities such as subleasing or renting to illegal immigrants.

In addition, the new contract also requires landlords to register their tenancy agreements with the Ejari system, which is an online registration system established by the Dubai Land Department. This system ensures that all rental agreements in Dubai are legally recognized, and provides greater protection for both the landlord and tenant in case of any disputes.

Another notable addition to the new tenancy contract is the inclusion of a clause that outlines the responsibilities of both parties when it comes to maintenance and repair of the property. This clause provides greater clarity on who is responsible for what, and helps to prevent disputes from arising in the future.

Furthermore, the new tenancy contract also includes a clause that allows for early termination of the lease if one party breaches any of the terms and conditions of the contract. This can help to protect both landlords and tenants if either party fails to fulfill their obligations under the agreement.

Overall, the new tenancy contract from the Dubai Land Department is a positive step towards providing greater transparency and security in the rental market in Dubai. Landlords and tenants should be familiar with the changes and ensure that they are complying with all the new requirements in order to enjoy a hassle-free rental experience.