What to do if you want to complain about your landlord in Dubai
Time Out Dubai Staff
The Dubai Municipality Rents Committee (DMRC) can assist with cases relating to poor building maintenance, unreasonable price increases and early termination of contracts. They cannot force a landlord to let you pay with more cheques and they cannot necessarily make them reduce the rent. However, if your landlord has imposed big rent rises and you have tried every other option, the committee may be able to help as a final resort. To increase the chances of winning your case, inform your landlord in advance about your plans, ensure your rent contract is registered with RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority) and provide evidence of attempts at mediation. Other tips from lawyers include obtaining legal advice and having an Arabic speaker with you. ‘Remember the RERA rental tables [used to decide fair rent prices] contain historic data, if only by a few months,’ says Turner. ‘If rents fall quickly, the table may not reflect the current market – another reason why you should try to negotiate with your landlord first.’
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Mariefe Samson Jul 23, 2012 11:33 am
To Whome it May Concern,
Hi I just wanted to know the rules regarding with my issue,I was tenant in one year,and the agent who work on us is pushing as to leave in the apartment.We take this apartment and we live like a year and because his coming to our room without our knowlege,opening the door using the master key,even we are sleeping at that time.. Sometimes they off the light and they disconnect our dewa even we are paying and we have the bill,and also they switchoff also our aircon and we experience that we sleep like fivedays dying that we dont have aircondition,,and i ask them why its happining only to our room,,they said that dewa make it ,,i call to the dewa and they told me its not thier mistake,, i decided to leave this apartment not just this problem,they make a lot of problem to me even water,,we wake up in the morning and we are going to work then there is no water whole building,,
And now i just finnished the contract and they dont wanna renew the apartment,, I take one apartment in the other building and i found out that there is pending payment from the previous tenant,so i have to wait until he end of august for final settlement,,so we can connect the dewa.
But the Agent who wants us to throw all our things and leave the apartment,because there is another tenant who is waiting already even we didnot finnished our tenancy contract he make a deal already since last two months,,how come like this way?
Please advice me what i have to do,,i dont really understand why they are doing like this....if anything please dont hesitate to contact me,,0556539214