The Ejari tenancy contract is an important and necessary part of renting properties in Dubai. However, the process of registering Ejari online may seem time-consuming and complex at first. That’s why we have prepared a comprehensive guide on how to make a tenancy contract in Dubai via the official DLD website or the Dubai REST app with minimal investment of time and effort.
WHAT IS EJARI?
Ejari, meaning ‘my rent’ in Arabic, is an initiative by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) to regulate the rental market and tenancy contracts in Dubai. Implemented in 2010, the initiative requires all rental and lease contracts for properties in Dubai to be registered with the Dubai Land Department.
Through the Ejari system, the rights of all parties involved in the tenancy contract are protected. The Ejari tenancy contract acts as evidence of the validity of your rental agreement and guarantees transparency. The Ejari certificate is also a prerequisite should any rental disputes arise. It may be used to contest an unfair rent increase in Dubai.
Once you register your Ejari online or through one of the approved Ejari centres, an Ejari number, a unique barcode, will be allocated. An attested Ejari Dubai contract is a strict requirement when applying for:
- Water and electricity (DEWA) connection
- Telephone and internet connection
- Obtaining commercial licenses
- Residences visas and other things
The Ejari Dubai certificate acts as the Ejari tenancy contract attestation in Dubai. You need to submit a copy of your Ejari certificate for any of the above-mentioned purposes. Ejari tenancy contract attestation in Dubai can be printed from the official website.
EJARI ONLINE REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL
Typically, the process of registering or renewing the Ejari tenancy contract and associated fees are taken care of by the landlord or their real estate agent. Here is everything you need to know about how to register Ejari online.
SERVICE CHANNELS FOR EJARI ONLINE REGISTRATION
To make your Ejari online registration and renewal process easier, the government has launched several service channels. Here’s the list of all the service channels through which you can apply for Ejari online.
- Dubai REST App
- Dubai Now App
- Dubai Land Department’s website (Ejari system)
- Real Estate Service Trustees Centres
WHO CAN REGISTER EJARI ONLINE?
To register Ejari online, an account must be made on the official Ejari website to access the system. You can create an Ejari account if you fall within any of these categories:
- The landlords and/or their representatives
- Property management companies assigned by the landlord
- Tenant and their representatives
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR EJARI REGISTRATION ONLINE
Want to register Ejari online? Just scan and upload the following documents required needed for Ejari registration:
- Passport of the landlord
- Emirates ID of the tenant
- Receipt of security deposit
- Title deed of the rented property
- Original tenancy contract
- Trade licence (for commercial properties)
Apart from these, it’s best to check with your real estate agent if they require any other documents to register online. Other Ejari requirements could include copies of your:
- Original unified tenancy contract
- Emirates ID of the applicant
- In case of an assigned power of attorney, the number of power of attorney is required, without the need to enclose it (for those issued in Dubai)
- An enclosed power of attorney for those issued in Emirates other than Dubai
EJARI ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR TENANTS: HOW TO REGISTER
If you want to register Ejari online, the process is quite straightforward. All they have to do is:
- Visit the official Ejari website or Dubai REST
- Create an Ejari account
- Fill in the data and attach all the required documents
- Pay the fees and send the application electronically
- The concerned employee receives and reviews the application
- The contract registration certificate is sent via email if the request is approved
COST OF EJARI REGISTRATION
The fees to register the Ejari online is as follows:
- Online Ejari registration: AED 100
- Knowledge fee: AED 10
- Innovation fee: AED 10
The cost of Ejari registration is AED 120 if done via a real estate services trustee centre. An additional AED 95 and VAT applies as service charges.
EJARI TYPING CENTRES
Tenants and landlords can also visit the designated Ejari typing centres in Dubai with the relevant documents. Approved Ejari centres are located in
- Al Barsha Mall
- Al Manara Centre
- Oud Metha
- Port Saeed
Ejari typing centres operate Monday to Friday and follow general working hours.
- Ejari desk timings: 08:00 am to 08:00 pm | Fridays 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Some Ejari centre locations may have different business hours. It’s always better to confirm the timings prior to your intended visit.
EJARI CONTACT NUMBER
Have more questions? You can contact the official authorities from the Dubai Land Department (DLD).
- Contact: +971-800-4488
- Office timings: Monday till Friday 07:30 am – 03:30 pm |Closed on Saturday and Sunday
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS EJARI MANDATORY?
Yes, under Law 26 of 2007 by RERA, it is mandatory to register Ejari. The Ejari system ensures rights and responsibilities of Dubai tenants and the landlords by structuring all rental agreements in a government-approved format and making them legally binding.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF EJARI ONLINE RENEWAL?
The online process for Ejari renewal is similar to the initial process of registering it. The basic difference is the change of service.
Instead of opting for registration, you will choose “Ejari Renewal” from the services tab. Now you know how to renew Ejari online.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO RECEIVE MY EJARI ONLINE?
It takes 7 minutes to get your Ejari through Real Estate Services Trustees Centres (excluding the waiting time). And if you’re applying through the application, you get Ejari instantly.
WHO PAYS FOR EJARI IN DUBAI?
The onus of paying the Ejari online registration fees usually lies on the tenant.
CAN I CANCEL EJARI?
Yes, you can cancel Ejari under certain circumstances. You can refer to our Ejari Cancellation Guide for more details.
That is all you need to know about registering your Ejari online. The availability of several service channels makes the registration procedure pretty easy and quick. Our ultimate guide for renting in Dubai might come in handy.
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