The population of Dubai is increasing day by day as a result of an increase in business and job opportunities. New businesses are always continuously opening in Dubai. As a result, there is a rise in construction of new buildings in order to facilitate businesses and create a new job, tourism and residential opportunities for local and foreigner residents.
Emergence of people from all around the world is increasing the burden on RERA (real estate regulatory authority) that is responsible for regularizing all the rental agreements in Dubai. In order to provide up to date and transparent tenancy contract to both the parties, RERA initiated the system of EJARI in 2010.
Importance of EJARI
The purpose of this system is to provide a convenient electronic rental market for real estate sector that is best in the world. EJARI protects the interests of both landlords and tenants by providing historical data of any contract in Dubai through electronic means. The transparency in the system eliminates the malpractices that were previously prevalent in the tenancy agreements. The processing time of every EJARI contract is just 1 to 2 days.
Function of EJARI
EJARI is an online tenancy registration system where basic information like property details and tenancy agreement has to be entered by the applicant. This is a complete tenancy registration process where details regarding Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) connection for business and Du (related to telephone, internet, and digital TV) will also be provided.
It means that EJARI has made the whole process easier for all the tenancy parties related to tenancy agreement as they can combine all their information related to RERA, DEWA, and Du in one place. The EJARI system is accessible to everyone with an active EJARI account.
Registration of EJARI
EJARI is now mandatory for all the rental contracts in Dubai including residential properties, commercial properties, free-hold, and non-freehold properties. Both landlords and tenants have to register the tenancy contract with EJARI either before or soon after the start date of the lease.
The registration process also requires documents including:
- Copy of the original tenancy contract
- Passport, Emirates ID and UAE Visa of a tenant (if a tenant is a person)
- Company manager’s Emirates ID and company’s trade license (if a tenant is a company)
- Landlord’s passport or Emirates ID
- Recent DEWA and Du Bills
After completion of EJARI registration, the applicant will receive EJARI attestation which is comprised of three parts including EJARI tenancy contract, EJARI registration certificate, and EJARI fees payment receipt.
EJARI is important for tenants as it helps them to obtain or renew residency visas for their family members or office staff. EJARI certificate will also be required in case of a dispute with landlord. The government fee for EJARI is AED 155. Fee for other services may also apply separately.
It is evident that EJARI is not only necessary but also quite beneficial for both tenants and landlords in Dubai. Therefore, EJARI registration should be completed as early as possible. If you are a landowner or tenant and want to complete the EJARI process conveniently and in minimum possible time then you can contact Riz & Mona Consultancy for easy registration of EJARI. Our WhatsApp # is 971 56 9971225.
Great post! You have shared some really great tips here. I would add that we must keep the Ejari certificate safe as we will need it in the future. For renewal, hand over the previous year’s certificate – this makes life a little less frustrating.