EJARI registration in Dubai
EJARI is an electronic system designed by Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA); it involves Tenancy Contracts regulation and makes the work with Rental Agreements legal and transparent for tenants and landlords as well. So both parties can be sure that they drawing up the right type of document. In Dubai, every rental contract must be registered with EJARI. Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) does not service non-registered contract. Also note, without EJARI certificate tenant or property owner can't go to court for a lease cases.
Where to register EJARI
For issuing an EJARI certificate you can choose one of two ways. You can visit one of the approved typing centers. It will take no more than half of an hour if it's no problems with your documents. Or we can help you with EJARI. Be sure to have the tenancy contract registered with EJARI before your lease starts.
The full list is right below. As a tenant you need:
- Passport copy of the tenant;
- UAE visa copy of the tenant (for non-gulf cooperation council countries nationals);
- Emirates ID;
- Tenancy contract copy;
- Passport copy of the landlord;
- DEWA premises number;
- Trade license and signatory prove (If the tenant in the contract is a company);
- Title deed of the property.
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 register EJARI: step by step guide
EJARI registration is pretty simple: you should take the required documents and go to the one of typing centers if our company does not supervise the property. So we will show you how to do it online in more detail:
Usually all this process takes 1 day and then you finally have your EJARI certificate sent on your email address. The good news is that if our company manages the real estate, you don’t have to spend your time filling the boxes on EJARI portal. We will complete the EJARI registration in our office for you.
How to renew your EJARI
Renewing of EJARI must be done once per year. If the lease is nearing the end, just repeat the procedure you have done when registering a year ago. Pay attention to some details; don't forget to choose “contract renewal” in the contract type box. Also you have to provide the proof of correctly setting up of DEWA account in the premises. For this upload your recent DEWA bill (not older than 2 months). Usually it's issued in the name of the tenant. So these are the main differences of renewing.