RERA Rental Property Laws

The Real Estate Regulatory Agency was established in 2007, by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, supported by the Dubai Land Department.

The regulatory arm of the Land Department provides support to the department through the relationship between companies managing properties and residential buildings, as well as regulating the work of real estate brokers and owners associations. The department sets legislations to regulate the relationship between all contracting parties and to organize the exchange process of properties.

The Rental laws regulating the relationship between landlords and tenants are clear and owners can seek eviction only in specific situations. For example, if you are new to Dubai or living in Dubai for the past few years, and trying to understand what is and is not allowed in the rental sector, it can get confusing. But, there are regulations placed by the Dubai Government so that what is legally expected from both landlords and tenants should be clear to both parties.

Here are the links for RERA laws pertaining to rental property:

RERA Law 43 of 2013 - This law determines the Rent Increases for Real Property in Dubai.

RERA Decree 26 of 2013 - This law concerns the establishment and arrangement of the Rent Disputes Settlement Centre in the Dubai.

RERA Law 33 of 2008 - This law is amending some provisions of RERA Law No. 26 of 2007 - Regulating Relationship between Landlords & Tenants in the Emirate of Dubai.

RERA Law 26 of 2007 - This law regulates the relationship between Landlords and Tenants in Dubai.

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