If you’re thinking about renting a property in Dubai, you have probably heard about EJARI. It is vital that anyone renting in Dubai familiarise themselves with this term by learning what it means and why it’s essential. EJARI can seem complicated for foreign investors, but we can help you break it down, answering some of the most common questions. What Is It? Ejari translates into ‘my rent’ in Arabic. Here, the name refers to the system which orchestrates every registration for each tenancy contract in Dubai. EJARI is also referred to as a tenancy contract or a tenancy contract registration. That's why, when you rent a property in Dubai; you will hear things like ‘What will my EJARI cost me?’ Or even ‘where can I register my EJARI?’ Am I Responsible For Registering The Tenancy Contract? It’s possible though uncommon for the landlord to register the tenancy contract with EJARI. That's one of the reasons why it is so important you are aware of it. Typically, it will be the responsibility of the tenant to lodge the contract. You can do this at most typing centres around Dubai, and the whole process will take just a few minutes. If you want to check out a list of approved typing centres, head to the official EJARI site online. Be aware that plenty typing centres can help and are not on this list. If you were hoping to register online, you’re, unfortunately, out of luck. Currently, you can only register through a typing centre. What Documents Will I Need For This Process? A lot would be the short answer. The full list includes:
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