Dubai planning new law to resolve rental disputes, says DLD official

Dubai Land Department (DLD) is working on a new law to reduce disputes between landlords and tenants, a senior government official told Arabian Business.

“We are working on a new law that will make things simpler for landlords and tenants,” said Mohammed Ahmed Yahya, deputy CEO Rental Affairs Sector, DLD.

“When there is a dispute between a landlord and tenant, it takes quite some time as there are certain gaps in the existing laws. We are now working to close this gap between the landlord and the tenant,” he said, without giving any timeframe on when the law will be issued.

The landlord and tenant relationship in Dubai is regulated by Law No. 26 of 2007 as amended by Law No. 33 of 2008. Any dispute between the parties is referred to the Rental Dispute Settlement Centre, with either party having to pay 3.5 percent of the annual rent as non-refundable fee to open their case… see more

source: arabianbusiness

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