If you’ve been planning on renting in Dubai - you might have come across the term ‘Ejari’ and are possibly wondering what it is and how you could register for it?
Ejari comes from Arab origins and translates to “my rent” in Arabic. This documentation is used to mutually protect and legalise the relationship between yourself and the landlord.
The system was introduced by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) in Dubai to regulate and ensure transparency in the rental market.
Ejari works by providing a standardised process for registering tenancy contracts and recording important details related to the rental agreement. Here's how it typically works:
Contract Registration: Landlords and property owners are responsible for registering their rental agreements with Ejari. This applies to both new leases and renewals.
To register Ejari online through the application, tenants need to:
Documentation: The landlord or their authorised representative must provide necessary documents:
Data Entry: The Ejari system records the relevant information from the documents provided, such as the property details, tenant information, rent amount, payment terms, and duration of the lease.
Registration Fee: A registration fee is typically required for each tenancy contract. The fee varies depending on the emirate and the type of property (residential or commercial). Here are the fees you would pay for Ejari:
If you register through the Dubai REST application, the fees are:
Through Real Estate Services Trustees Centres, the costs are:
Registration Certificate: Once the contract is successfully registered, the Ejari system issues a registration certificate. This certificate serves as official proof of the tenancy contract's registration.
Legal Protection: Registering the tenancy agreement with Ejari provides legal protection for both tenants and landlords. It helps resolve disputes and serves as evidence in case of any conflicts that may arise during the tenancy period.
Once you’ve set up your Ejari:
As soon as your Ejari has been set up, you can then begin setting up your DEWA. Not sure how to work around your DEWA connection? Take a look at our guide to setting up your DEWA.