Is your Dubai rent fair? Click this DLD app to find out

The app allows users to print Ejari contract. (Supplied)

An app has been launched by Dubai Land Department (DLD), which will now allow you to check your rent contract details and rent increases on your smart phone.

The ‘Ejari’ smart application is aimed at reducing the number of routine visits to the department by property owners and tenants.

Mohammed Yahya, Deputy CEO, Rental Affairs Sector, DLD, said: “This smart application was developed with the aim of ensuring the happiness of landlords and tenants, and to reduce the need for DLD routine visits.” 

The app, checked by Emirates24|7, reveals that contracts registered with a particular mobile number are listed with the app.

The app also allows users to print the Ejari contract, but one must acknowledge, at the beginning, that the information shared is true and correct and any false, misrepresentation, or omission of facts is a violation of the rental sector rule.

It is mandatory for all tenants to register their rent contracts with Dubai Land Department’s Ejari system.

The registration costs you Dh195 with the cost being paid by the tenant in most cases.

Residents must remember that it is also mandatory to cancel Ejari registration when a tenant vacates a property or does not renew the tenancy contract. If the cancellation is not done, then the system will not accept the new registration which today is necessary when applying for family residence visa or getting telecom services.

Read: Know why all rent contracts in Dubai must be cancelled

Smart Judge

In April 2016, Emirates24|7 revealed that DLD had launched the ‘Smart Judge’ - a new application that gives various scenarios with the user having to select the right options to get a virtual verdict in mere second.

For example, a user (tenant), who seeks to know if the landlord is entitled to hike the rent, and whether it can be challenged, will be given different scenarios, as per the law of the land. The user has to select the correct option to get the virtual judgement.

The options in such cases will be if a 90-day notice has been served or not; if the notice has been issued by notary or not; etc. Be clear that the “virtual” judgement will depend on the options selected. The judgement is given in Arabic.

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