A new housing law set in place this week will evict rent defaulters without a court notice in the capital
10 October 2018| Last updated on 10 October 2018
In efforts to avoid any rent dues and tenant-landlord complications, the new law is set in place by the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.
Announced to go into motion this week, the Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department has issued the new housing decision in Abu Dhabi.
According to changes in rental regulations, tenant who defaults their rent payments can be evicted from their homes by enforcement agents without the need of a court notice in Abu Dhabi.
This will give power to landlords over tenant defaulters and allow rental dispute settlement committees to send enforcements in unfavourable situations where the tenant is not paying rental fees.
Also, it will facilitate the justice process, provide speedy resolutions and regulate rental regulations.
However, this new amendment can only be applied to properties with lease contracts that are registered with the Department of Municipalities in Abu Dhabi.
Here’s how it works:
- 1. Once a complaint has been issued about a rent defaulter, the rental dispute committee will review and issue a decision within 2-3 days.
- 2. The landlord must file a lease contract with the complaint to the committee.
- 3. If the renter has not paid the rent, the renters can be evicted or the rental arrears will be reclaimed.
Before the amendment
Landlords who had to deal with rent defaulters were obliged to undergo a legal process, which can take up to six months to receive the needed enforcement notice from the court.
But now, the complaint will take a few days without the need of the lengthy legal process.