The word Ejari is an Arabic word meaning ‘my rent’, but here it means Ejari is a system that regulates the contract between landlord and tenants in Dubai.
Ejari registration is mendatopry in Dubai. Ejari is set up to ensure that all private rental contracts are drafted legally and structured as per a government-approved format and officially records the agreed rental price in order to avoid any potential problems that may cause issues between landlord and tenant.
Also, registering Ejari is an important initial step in being able to open DEWA accounts for water and electricity.
How to register for Ejari?
More than 70 typing centers are available for your Ejari and you can get your Ejari document in a few minutes.
You can also register for Ejari online by yourself by uploading your documents including:
- Tenancy contract
- Security deposit receipt
- Tenant’s Passport (for non-GCC countries nationals)
- Tenant’s UAE Visa (for non-GCC countries nationals)
- Tenant’s Emirates ID
- Copies of the landlord’s passport (if an individual)
- Copy of the title deed of the rented property
- DEWA Premises Number (or copies of recent DEWA bills/Green bill accepted)
- DEWA bill and previous Ejari if you are applying for renewing Ejari
- Trade license (in the case of commercial properties)
So, once all the documents are uploaded, you just have to pay the fees and within 6 hours of registering you will have your registered contract, and the Ejari certificate emailed to you.
Ejari registration fees:
- Certificate registration fee: AED 172.50;
- Administration fee: AED 40.00;
- Value added tax: AED 2.00.
As you see, the total sum is AED 214.50, including VAT.
How to renew Ejari?
Renewing of the Ejari certificate should be done every year. Pay attention to details: don’t forget to choose the “contract renewal” option when applying for the certificate.
Also, you have to give the latest DEWA bills linked to the premises. Upload your recent DEWA bill (not older than 2 months).