Many people have this question that “How can I move out before my tenancy agreement has ended?” We have prepared this guide to solve all your queries about early breaking the tenancy agreement:
In case you have to leave your current home prior to tenancy agreement expiring, below are few points to consider:
In this regards, the Law states:
The Real Estate Regulatory Agency Law 26 regulates the relationship between landlords and tenants in Dubai. Law 26 does not include a section regarding early contract termination. Its sole purpose is to govern the agreement between the tenant and landlord until the contract expires. Therefore, unless there is a specified early exit clause in the rental contract, do not waste your time contacting RERA.
Ensure to read your contract properly:
Since you know where the law stands from your point, you can return to your rental agreement and check for any leave statements or punishments referenced for breaking the agreement. If you have remembered an exit clause for your agreement, the landlord isn’t committed by law to allow you to leave without any problem. You can always request to add a clause in the agreement that states the clause about unforeseen circumstances where you might have to break the tenancy early.
Talk to your landlord:
You can directly talk to your landlord and help him understand your situation, or when signing the agreement negotiate to include this particular cause as mentioned above. In case the landlord agrees then the ball is in your court and you can be at peace. Here is a tip: Try to negotiate a clause about the matter where it is fair and beneficial for both the tenant and the landlord. For instance, you can suggest paying two months’ rent as a penalty for breaking the tenancy contract when required.
Find the replacement:
A few landowners may agree on early agreement termination on the off chance that you willingly volunteer to find another tenant before you leave.
In summary, like any relationship, it requires fair decisions and understanding and prior to signing your new tenancy agreement consider all the points above along with any unforeseen circumstances that might arise in the future and make sure to cover yourself through communication with your landlord and careful reading of your tenancy agreement.