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  • Apr 10, 2020

Breaking A Tenancy Agreement Earlier in Dubai

Amidst the current economic situation, job losses are inevitable for some. This makes eviction instant anxiety for all those living in a property for rent in Dubai. This also complicates things for the ex-employee who now has to face the landlord and evict in a hurry in order to not spend savings on a rent they can’t afford. There are strict laws when it comes to rental properties. Both the landlord and the tenant are bound by contract to a huge extent. However, termination clauses have recently been added to later contracts in order to balance things out for both parties. In case, there is no such clause, the ex-employee will be liable to pay the rents due as compensation. As, according to the law, landlords can hold rents and even demand compensation if there are no termination clauses in rental contracts.

Even though the Dubai government has declared that they will not be taking eviction cases, people who have lost sources of income are at the mercy of their landlords. Even the Rental Dispute Settlement Center has announced that all disputing parties should try to resolve matters within themselves. If they aren’t able to reach any solution, they can file a case. Therefore, to all those who’re facing similar situations, the best option is to talk to your landlord. Try to get them to see your situation and make them understand that it’s not your fault.

The Dubai law for rental property states in the articles of Law 26 of 2007 that the lease agreement binds both parties in the contract. Therefore, it cannot be amended or broken without the consent of both the parties involved. Although the law has nothing to offer for the ex-employee as it is unfair to the landlord to vacate the property without another possible tenant offering the same rental payment. The law requires them to submit a notification for amendment in the contract at least 90 days before the termination. The consequence of such a situation will be followed as stated in the termination clause of the contract. In the off-chance that there is no termination clause, it is up to the landlord to ask for a compensatory sum which is legal and the case here.

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