How to Register Your Tenancy Contract with Ejari in Dubai?

Have you found your ideal rental property? The first thing on your to-do list is to register your Ejari, which helps to protect and legalize your relationship with the landlord. Ejari translates to ‘My Rent’ in Arabic. But what is Ejari and how do you sign up for it? Ejari is a compulsory online registration system launched in 2007 by RERA for all tenancy contracts in Dubai. Ejari ensures that all private rental agreements are legally and legally structured in a government-approved format. It also officially records the approved rental price. Registering your Ejari is an important first step in establishing your DEWA for water and electricity.

Ejari registration is a system that helps landlords and tenants maintain a healthy relationship. It records the rental price, prevents fraud or manipulation of documents by the landlord or tenant, proves the tenancy contract is valid, prevents illegal housing, and creates transparency when there is a dispute. Who needs to register an Ejari? Although the landlord is responsible for registration, it is usually the tenant’s responsibility. If the property is run by an agency, the agency will need to complete the registration process.

How can tenants access Ejari and register their contracts? 

Tenants can register their Ejari account through a trustee center or the Dubai Real Estate Self Transaction (Dubai REST) application. The Dubai REST is a digital platform that manages the real estate activities of owners, tenants, and service providers. What is the Ejari account fee in Dubai? In 2023, there is a fee for registering your Ejari account. The exact fee varies depending on whether you register through the application or a trustee center. The Ejari account registration fee in Dubai is AED 155 (excluding VAT). The Ejari knowledge and innovation fee is AED 10. The Ejari contract registration fee through a trustee center is AED 219.

How long will it take to get an Ejari Contract? 

Once you register online, you will receive your official EJari contract with all terms and conditions and your unique EJari ID within 1 to 2 working days if you register through the website and immediately through the Dubai REST app. You will receive a text message once you have registered. 

How do I register for ejari? 

To register online for Ejari, you will need to download the Dubai REST application, open the ‘Services’ tab, select ‘RERA’, click on ‘Register EJari Contract’, fill out the application correctly, attach the required documents, submit the application. Once you have submitted your application, the owner/landlord will approve your tenant’s registration request through the Dubai REST. Once approved, you will pay the Ejaris registration fee through the application. The Ejari contract will appear immediately on your Dubai REST app.

What documents do I need to register my Ejari? 

You will need the following documents to register your EJari: 

  • The original signed tenancy contract (if you are a non-GCC country national) 
  • Security deposit receipt (if you have a security deposit) 
  • Tenant’s passport (if you are not a GCC country national) 
  • Tenant’s UAE Visa (if you have an Emirates ID) 
  • Copy of landlord’s passport (if you are an individual) 
  • A valid power of attorney (if a Power of Attorney has signed the contract) 
  • Power of attorney documents must be renewed annually to stay valid. 
  • Title deed (if the property is a rented property) 
  • 9-digit Dewa Premises Number (if Dewa bills/Green bills accepted) DEWA Bill and previous EJari (if you are renewing) 
  • Trade license (for commercial properties)

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are for informational purposes only based on industry reports and related news stories. PropertyPistol does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information and shall not be held responsible for any action taken based on the published information.

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