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I called RERA last month and they informed me that this rule is not true. They also said that the the rent increase advised by their online Rent Increase calculator is binding. I think it will rarely be the case that the rent can be increased already after one year, because that can only be the case if your rent is more than 25% lower than the average of comparable apartments in the same area.
Agreed, and no landlord round here is going to set the first year rent below average for the area!

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Just go through these 3 documents and you will know all of your rights and you can show it to the landlord if he opposes.

http://www.dubailand.gov.ae/English/...aseLawsEN.aspx

I think especially this part is important for your case:

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EVICTION
Article (25)
1. Landlord may demand eviction of tenant prior to expiry of tenancy period
in the following cases:
a. If tenant fails to pay rent value, or part thereof, within thirty (30)
days of landlordís notification for payment.
b. If tenant subleases the property, or part thereof, without landlordís
written approval and in such case eviction shall be applicable to
subtenant, and his right to refer to tenant for compensation shall be
reserved.
c. If tenant uses, or allows others to use, the property for illegal or
immoral activities.
d. If tenant causes changes that endanger safety of the property in a
way that it cannot be restored to its original condition or if he
causes damage to the property intentionally or due to his gross
negligence to take proper precautions or if he allows others to
cause such damage.
e. If tenant uses the property for purposes other than the purpose it
was leased for or if he uses the property in a way that violates
planning, building and land using regulations.
f. If the property is in danger of collapse, provided that landlord must
prove such condition by a technical report attested by Dubai
Municipality.
g. If tenant fails to observe legal obligations or tenancy contract
conditions within (30) days from date of notification by landlord to
abide by such obligations or conditions.
2. Landlord may demand eviction of tenant upon expiry of tenancy contract
in the following cases:
a. If development requirements in the Emirate requires demolition and
reconstruction of the property in accordance with government
authorities instructions.
b. If the property requires renovation or comprehensive maintenance
which cannot be executed while tenant is occupying the property,
provided that a technical report attested by Dubai Municipality is to
be submitted to this effect.
c. If landlord wishes to demolish the property for reconstruction or to
add new constructions that prevent tenant from benefiting from the
leased property, provided that necessary licences are obtained.
d. If landlord wishes to recover the property for use by him personally
or by his next of kin of first degree.
However, in all above mentioned four cases, landlord must notify tenant with
reasons of eviction at least ninety (90) days prior to expiry date of tenancy
contract.

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More about eviction because the landlord wants to sell can be found on this thread:

http://www.expatforum.com/expats/dub...new-owner.html

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I just agreed to a 5% increase of my rent. The landlord was not entitled to it according to the rent calculator but the increase is not worth the pain of going to the rent committee.

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I just agreed to a 5% increase of my rent. The landlord was not entitled to it according to the rent calculator but the increase is not worth the pain of going to the rent committee.
Well, isn't that just what the landlords want? What hope do we have if tenants just bend over and agree to increases and other demands? The landlords will just keep on increasing the rents until the bubble bursts again.

Did you get a salary increase this year or what made you feel so generous?

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Well, isn't that just what the landlords want? What hope do we have if tenants just bend over and agree to increases and other demands? The landlords will just keep on increasing the rents until the bubble bursts again.

Did you get a salary increase this year or what made you feel so generous?
I did not consider it an outragious increase and thought it is not worth the hassle of going to RERA and the rent committee for it. I am still going to pay a reasonable price, that's why I accepted.

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I did not consider it an outragious increase and thought it is not worth the hassle of going to RERA and the rent committee for it. I am still going to pay a reasonable price, that's why I accepted.
Did you tell the landlord he was not entitled to it, or just agree with him?

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Contract is up at the end of the month, received new contract with illegal rent rise on it. Emailled the letting agency to say, any increase must be informed of 90 days in advance. Their increase is not valid by the Rera calculator anyway.

Not heard anything back yet, do I chase, wait on them getting back, go down to Rera anyway?

We've been here 3 years already and had a fairly decent relationship with the agency. Would like to stay and would accept a 5% increase despite them not being entitled to it.
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Guys,

This is very informative, please keep this thread updated. I am hearing this procedure for the first time and feels like after all tenants have some rights in a very tough environment.

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Contract is up at the end of the month, received new contract with illegal rent rise on it. Emailled the letting agency to say, any increase must be informed of 90 days in advance. Their increase is not valid by the Rera calculator anyway.

Not heard anything back yet, do I chase, wait on them getting back, go down to Rera anyway?

We've been here 3 years already and had a fairly decent relationship with the agency. Would like to stay and would accept a 5% increase despite them not being entitled to it.
It's totally your call Mr Rossi. You're within your rights not to accept an increase, but if you're content in paying 5% more anyway, go ahead and give it. Otherwise, if you want to put a bit of pressure on them, just write another email saying you have been advised by the Rent Committee to open a case if the agency/landlord does not respond.

But before you do ANY of this, you must ensure that your contract is registered with Ejari. You can do this by calling RERA (600 55555 6) and giving your contract details or asking them for the Ejari office number and then calling and asking Ejari to see if your contract is already registered.

If it's not registered, you'll have to go down there and register it yourself for about AED 190 (if I recall correctly). Ejari registration takes only literally 10 mins.

Since you only have a month left, I would recommend you either agree on the 5% increase as soon as possible, OR you register your contract with Ejari as soon as possible and scan it to your agent/landlord as proof that you're serious about filing a case.

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