The Ejari tenancy contract plays a pivotal role in Dubai’s rental property landscape. While registering for an Ejari certificate online may initially seem complex, we’ve crafted a detailed guide to simplify the process via the official DLD website or Dubai REST app, saving you both time and effort.
Ejari, meaning ‘my rent’ in Arabic, was initiated by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) in 2010 to regulate Dubai’s rental market. Under Law 26 of 2007 by RERA, registering Ejari is mandatory. This system ensures tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities by structuring rental agreements in a government-approved format, making them legally binding.
Through Ejari, all parties in a tenancy contract are protected, offering evidence of the contract’s validity and ensuring transparency. The Ejari certificate becomes crucial in resolving rental disputes or contesting unfair rent increases in Dubai.
Upon registration, a unique barcode, the Ejari number, is allocated. An attested Ejari Dubai contract is a strict requirement for various purposes, including water and electricity (DEWA) connection, telephone and internet connection, obtaining commercial licenses, and residency visas.
Ejari Online Registration and Renewal
Typically, landlords or their agents handle the tenancy contract registration and renewal. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to register online:
Service Channels for Ejari Online Registration
To simplify online registration and renewal, the government offers several service channels:
- Dubai REST App
- Dubai Now App
- Dubai Land Department’s website (Ejari system)
- Real Estate Service Trustees Centres
Who Can Register Online?
To register online, you must create an account on the official website, falling within these categories:
- Landlords and their representatives
- Property management companies authorized by the landlord
- Tenants and their representatives
Documents Required for Registration
The following documents are essential for registration:
- Landlord’s passport
- Tenant’s Emirates ID
- Security deposit receipt
- Title deed of the rented property
- Original tenancy contract
- Trade license (for commercial properties)
Additional documents may be needed, such as the original unified tenancy contract, applicant’s Emirates ID, and power of attorney details.
How to Register for Online
The process for registering online is straightforward:
1. Visit the official website or Dubai REST.
2. Create an account.
3. Provide required data and attach documents.
4. Pay the fees and submit the application electronically.
5. A concerned employee reviews the application.
6. Upon approval, the contract registration certificate is emailed.
Cost of Ejari Registration
The online registration costs include:
- Online Ejari registration: AED 100
- Knowledge fee: AED 10
- Innovation fee: AED 10
If done through a real estate services trustee center, the cost is AED 120, with additional service charges of AED 95 and VAT.
Tenants and landlords can also visit designated typing centers in Dubai, located at:
- Al Barsha Mall
- Al Manara Centre
- Oud Metha
- Port Saeed
Typing Centres Office Hours
Typing centers operate during standard working hours:
- Monday to Friday: 08:00 am to 08:00 pm
- Fridays: 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Please verify specific center hours before your visit.
For further inquiries, contact the Dubai Land Department (DLD) at +971-800-4488, Monday to Friday, 07:30 am – 03:30 pm (closed on Saturday and Sunday).