Moving out: Who is canceling Ejari – the landlord or the tenant?
Even after signing your rental agreement, it is important to note that the process for Ejari – which is the registration of this rental agreement – still needs to be completed. When it comes to registering your Ejari with the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera), it is your landlord’s responsibility to complete the process, but payment is the responsibility of the tenant.
Regarding the cancellation of Ejari, at the time of the move, this process must also be completed by the owner.
“It is the landlord’s responsibility to cancel the Ejari as there should only be one Ejari registration against a property,” said Tinicia Hepworth, rental manager at Better Homes.
It is the owner’s responsibility to cancel the Ejari as there should only be one Ejari registration per property.
– Tinicia Hepworth, Rental Manager at Better Homes
When is the Ejari cancelled?
According to real estate experts who spoke to Gulf News, Ejari is canceled when a tenant or landlord does not plan to renew the lease or a rental agreement is terminated early.
But, Hepworth explained that in the event of an early termination of the tenancy, both parties must give their approval.
“The Ejari can be canceled before the contract expires, only if there is a written No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the landlord and tenant,” she said.
Is Ejari automatically canceled after moving?
Louisa Bridge, head of property management at Haus and Haus Real Estate, said the Ejari is not canceled automatically and an application requesting the request must be completed by the landlord or property management company.
She said: ‘You must cancel it by applying for cancellation from Ejari online or at an Ejari typing centre. Once the request is submitted, it will take 24 hours to reflect in the system.
“When you cancel, you get a cancellation certificate to provide as proof of cancellation so that the next tenant can proceed with the registration of their Ejari.”
When you cancel, you get a cancellation certificate to provide as proof of cancellation so that the next tenant can proceed with the registration of their Ejari.
– Louisa Bridge, Head of Haus Property Management and Haus Real Estate
What happens if the Ejari is not cancelled?
In addition to making it difficult for the landlord to officially allow another tenant to move into the unit, you may also encounter issues as a tenant when moving into your new home.
“Without the cancellation of the previous Ejari, the new tenant may have problems registering their new rental agreement and you will not be able to connect to water and electricity through the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa ),” Hepworth said.
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