No tenant eviction if 12-month Dubai notary notice is not served

Tenants in Dubai are powerful today and no eviction from an apartment can take place unless the landlord has served a 12-month notary public notice, Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera) chief said on Monday.

?A landlord has to give a notarized notice to the tenant to vacate the apartment if he/she is going to sell it. The tenant can ask for the memorandum of understanding, but if the owner does not present it, he/she can approach the dispute committee,? Marwan bin Ghalita, Chief Executive Officer, Rera.

?If there is no valid reason, the committee is likely to extend your contract. In case, the owner does not sell, the committee will block it in the system so he/she can?t rent it and if the owner is going to use it for personal use then he/she cannot lease for two years.?