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Old 24th September 2012, 07:11 AM
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Just a reminder to everyone that posting personal contact details in the forum is not allowed, please use the private message facility instead. This is clearly stated in the forum rules.

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Apologies, I know it's not good practise or even a good idea to post my email but I couldn't figure out how to send a private message. Maybe I don't have the privilege yet, maybe it's obvious and I'm just missing it.

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Old 24th September 2012, 07:48 AM
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Apologies, I know it's not good practise or even a good idea to post my email but I couldn't figure out how to send a private message. Maybe I don't have the privilege yet, maybe it's obvious and I'm just missing it.
No worries. Just click on the name of the person you want to message, and then select 'send private message' from the drop down menu. Your private message facility should be active now. Let me know if you have any issues.

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Hi Rutherford,

Can't find how to send you a private message

Can u try to send me your email via pm pls

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I'm trying to send you my email! I still can't send you a private message, although I can send one to the moderator so I did that and asked him to help me. I think you need to be granted some extra privileges.

This site is quite difficult to use and normally I don't have any problems with computer related stuff.

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Old 24th September 2012, 08:19 PM
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Everybody with a minimum of 5 posts (actual posts not rubbish) can send private messages, is very easy, I just explained above how to do it. It may take half an hour after the 5th post for the private message facility to get activated (it does not happen immediately and unfortunately there is nothing we can do as this has to do with the forum software itself).

We appreciate people want to get in touch to discuss the rental scam issue and we have no problems at all with people using the forum with that intent, but please do not post contact details (this include personal facebook pages), this is clearly stated on the forum rules everybody has agreed on upon joining the forum.

New forum users: please make 5 valid posts, wait half an hour, and if after half an hour you still cannot send private messages then contact the forum admin by using the 'contact us' link at the top of the page, and he'll be happy to help. But make sure you allow for that half hour first

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Mbesri

I would not vacate. The LL appointed MFR as the agent to sublet the apartment so your tenancy contract is legal. You have paid your rental and it is legal. RERA will confirm this. The LL will have to get his money from MFR, or at least attempt to, by making a case with the police. This does not involve you.

If I was you I would stay put. If he wants you to vacate early, he will have to take legal action, which is highly unlikely.

The LL chose the real estate. Not you. It's between him and MFR.

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I'm sorry to keep going on about this, I'm sure we both have better things to do. But this same issue might affect other people.

As you can see, I have made 18 posts so I have had the private message facility for some time. As I wrote above to Mbesri, I sent you a private message with no problems. I can't send a private message to Mbesri, when I click on his name I don't have this option (as I do when I click on your name). So I suspect he cannot even receive private messages until has made his 5 posts.

I understand this is probably a feature of the software that you cannot control but it does seem to be just a little bit more difficult than it needs to be to communicate between users.

Anyway thanks for your help and for moderating an otherwise great resource.

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I'm sorry to keep going on about this, I'm sure we both have better things to do. But this same issue might affect other people.

As you can see, I have made 18 posts so I have had the private message facility for some time. As I wrote above to Mbesri, I sent you a private message with no problems. I can't send a private message to Mbesri, when I click on his name I don't have this option (as I do when I click on your name). So I suspect he cannot even receive private messages until has made his 5 posts.

I understand this is probably a feature of the software that you cannot control but it does seem to be just a little bit more difficult than it needs to be to communicate between users.

Anyway thanks for your help and for moderating an otherwise great resource.
Yes Mbesri has not made 5 post (2 at time of typing), therefore you can't PM him/her regardless of how many posts you have made. The rules are very sensible and 5 posts is actually quite low IMO. It is to stop the spammers from abusing the system and goodness knows there are enough of them trying to post on here. The Mods do a great job of deleting their posts quickly.

Sorry, not what you want to hear, but a little patience is needed until Mbesri has made the posts

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OK fine. Well here is a reply to Mbesri in the meantime.

It is hard to get a definitive answer on whether contracts are still valid in situations like this when the agent has been subletting. There was an article in the National recently with some advice from an experienced lawyer on what happens in these situations. I'm no lawyer, but my instinct tells me that technically the contract is broken when the agent doesn't pass the money back to the landlord.

However, what happens in these situations in Dubai doesn't always proceed according to common sense! I think your landlord cannot make you leave. I have spoken with people in the 'eviction department' in Land Department and they told me it is a very long and difficult process to evict someone and it is not something he will do lightly.

As for the Rent Committee, their decisions are a little bit inconsistent. The committees are made up with businessmen who are obliged to do this in addition to their day job. If your LL insists and files a case, he will have to pay 3.5% of your annual rent upfront. This money is paid by you if he 'wins' and is lost if he 'loses'. However most cases are not 'won' or 'lost', in the end a settlement is found between the parties.

The process is very time consuming and if you want legal representation, as many do since it is difficult to navigate yourself, it is expensive (maybe 20k for preparation and several hearings). However even the RC do not have the power to enforce eviction. So it is not really in your LL's interests to proceed to the RC.

Since you have a long time remaining until your original contract ends, I would just try to wait it out. As you rightly say the RC is completely backed up with cases so it will take a long time to go before them.

Anyway, I'm happy to discuss it in person and hopefully I can save you some time and stress. Just make those 5 posts and message me!

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