EJARI Registration in Dubai - Fees, Documents, Renew EJARI

EJARI Registration in Dubai

EJARI registration

EJARI is an electronic system designed by Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) and Dubai Land Department for registering formal terms and conditions of any Rental Agreements in Dubai, durations of which are longer than 6 months and shorter than 10 years. EJARI system makes relationships between landlords and tenants to be more transparent and secured against lease going in accordance with the UAE law.

Each rental contract must be registered with EJARI system, as even Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) does not avail its’ supply to non-registered contracts. You should also pay attention to the fact that without registering a tenancy contract with EJARI and getting EJARI certificate tenant and landlord can't open a case in courts of Dubai. Be sure to complete registration with EJARI before your lease starts.

Where to register EJARI:

For receiving EJARI certificate you can choose one of two ways. You can visit one of the approved typing centers, where it shouldn’t take more than an hour to complete the process if there are all required documents with you. A better option is to register EJARI online, which BSO can assist you with. Management companies provide such service to their customers; therefore BSO system has this service available.

How to register EJARI:

BSO doesn’t provide EJARI registration services on separate of property management services basis. You can obtain EJARI certificate through our online system only if we manage the leased property. EJARI registration is pretty simple: you should take all required documents and go to the one of typing centers if our company does not manage the leased property.

Required documents:

  • Passport copy of the tenant (if the tenant is a company, a complete set of copies of all documents including trade license and signatory certificates are required);
  • UAE visa copy of the tenant (for non-gulf cooperation council countries nationals);
  • Emirates ID copy;
  • Tenancy contract original copy;
  • Passport copy of the landlord;
  • DEWA premises number (latest DEWA bills in cases of EJARI renewals);
  • Title deed copy.

EJARI registration fees:

  • Certificate registration fee: AED 172.50;
  • Administration fee: AED 40.00;
  • Value added tax: AED 2.00.
As you see, total sum is AED 214.50, including VAT.

How to renew EJARI:

Renewing of EJARI certificate should be done every year. If the lease is coming to an end but renewal is agreed between the landlord and the tenant, just repeat the procedure you have done when registering it a year ago. Pay attention to details, such as: don't forget to choose “contract renewal” option when applying for the certificate. Also you have to provide the latest DEWA bills linked to the premises. For this upload your recent DEWA bill (not older than 2 months), which is issued in the name of the tenant.

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