All owners, developers, property management firms, and tenants have been advised by the Dubai Land Department to register the names and contact information of any co-occupants in both owned and leased homes.
The registration can be done through the Dubai REST app and must be completed within a “maximum of two weeks with immediate effect,” a circular issued by the Dubai Land Department said.
All owners, developers, property management organizations, and tenants must adhere to an eight-step process, which includes inputting personal information and the Emirates ID, in order to register their co-occupants.
Co-occupant information will be automatically updated on the tenancy contract after registration.
How to register?
- Open the Dubai REST App and log in. If you’re a first-time user, kindly register.
- To gain quick access, select “individual” as your role and log in using UAE PASS.
- Verify your identity using the UAE PASS programme.
- Choose the property where you are a tenant or owner from the dashboard.
- To continue, click Manage Co-Occupants.
- Click “add more” to include co-tenants in the rental you are a tenant of. 7. Type in the co-Emirates occupant’s ID and date of birth, then click “verify.”
- Include every member of the family who resides there. Select the delete icon and then submit to remove a co-occupant.
In 2020, the UAE will loosen its family rules to permit the cohabitation of unmarried couples or unrelated flatmates as part of a broad reform initiative that also includes adjustments to the laws governing divorce and inheritance.