Our lawyers at Ahmed Alhamli Law Firm, have a broad experience in real estate advisory on matters that vary between contentious and non-contentious matters, and we are fully versed in laws regulating these issues in the Emirates. Our Property and Real Estate Attorneys are committed to serving people in, Property Disputes, Real Estate Disputes, Property Buying & Selling, Lease Disputes and more. Our experts are well aware of local Property and Real Estate Laws belong to any kind of property e.g. Residential or Commercial. Real Estate Market of UAE is one of the biggest markets in the world, therefore, it needs highly skilled and expert attorneys who could understand it and resolve the disputes professionally. Our expertise is offered for Property Purchase, Disputes, transfers, leasing, drafting the documents, cases in land departments, establish and licensing real estate businesses, land development and much more. Our property lawyer defends you, provides advice and helps you to resolve the disputes. We analyze the situation better than the tenant or landlord and defend the matter as per UAE law. Law factor cannot be ignored here because UAE is very much mature and developed market where we are bound to work as per UAE law with proper documentation and witnesses. Our expert property and real estate lawyer keep the each and every moment in the record for convenience in future. Obviously when you make a deal, then it has to be finished in future, and there must be a record keeping process to make the things in your favor as witnesses.
As we know that nothing is safe from disputes whether it is an interest or a commodity. The Same phenomenon happens with Property and Land too. It might be an apartment, building, home, suites, and land of both types, commercial and residential. The creditor has to receive money while the debtor is not willing to pay, or has fled. Selling or buying is not done properly by revealing all the details of property or someone has breached the tenancy contract clauses, all these matters come under property disputes. UAE, where more than 70% people of the total population are expats, cannot be excluded from this dispute game, therefore, the importance of property lawyers in UAE is much higher. One more thing which we should not ignore that is insurance issues. Insurance issues of properties are always connected with banks and financial institutions, where many documentation and technicalities are involved which can only be managed by a property lawyer indeed in United Arab Emirates.
Rental disputes are also one of the most common legal issues in the UAE. In each emirate in UAE, the Land Department has prescribed laws and regulations to effectively manage the relationship between a landlord and their tenant. Therefore, whether you are a landlord or a tenant, our rental disputes lawyers can assist you in obtaining your rights throughout the UAE.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Real Estate Law?
Real estate law is the name given to the branch of civil law that covers rights to possess, use, and enjoy land and the permanent manmade additions attached to it. This includes the capacity to hold interests in real property, permissible interests in real property, relations between owners, relations between owners and the community, landlord and tenant relations, the transfer of interests in real property, and real property financing, including deeds and mortgages.
What are the most common rental disputes filed by either landlords or tenants?
- Increase in rent: There are restrictions on the quantum of increase in rents in most areas of the UAE. Unlike other countries, there is an upper limit beyond which rent prices cannot be increased.
- Eviction for non-payment of rent: Even if a tenant has not paid their rent, the landlord cannot simply throw them out. There is a particular legal process that has to be followed, with tenants only being evicted upon the order of a relevant judicial authority.
- Requesting the rent deposit: Upon the termination of a tenancy, the landlord is obliged to return the rental deposit to the tenant, after any deductions as allowed by law.
- Failure of the landlord to carry out maintenance of the property, and repairing any damages or defect: Unless otherwise agreed between the parties, the landlord is responsible for all maintenance and repair of damages of defect. The exception would be if the damage has been caused by the tenant.
- Forceful eviction by the landlord after the expiry of a one year’s notice as per the law: As discussed above, a landlord cannot evict a tenant by themselves. They must approach the appropriate judicial authority, and receive a legal order for eviction.
- Failure to maintain: Tenants also have an obligation to maintain the rented property, and therefore return it to the landlord in the same condition in which the tenant had received it.
- Sublease without the permission of the landlord: As a tenant, you cannot sub-lease the property without the permission of your landlord. Doing so is grounds for eviction, for cause.