Thanks to a new system being introduced, prospective landlords and tenants can check each other’s history in Dubai
18 October 2018| Last updated on 13 November 2018
In an effort to build trust between tenants and landlords in Dubai, a new system is being introduced.
Created by real estate authorities in Dubai, a new certificate system is set to be introduced in a bid to prevent late rental payments and other disputes between a landlord and their tenant.
Launched by the Rental Disputes Centre (RDC), the Rental Good Conduct (RGC) Certificate service is a first-of-its kind initiative in the world. It aims to enhance trust between landlords and tenants, and help to reduce disputes that arise between both parties.
The RGC certificate will be available to users by downloading the RDC application from their app store to their smart phone.
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On the new app, you’ll be able to see if a case has been filed against a prospective landlord ahead of signing a contract with them, and vice versa for landlords with prospective tenants.
The application will also allow you to see if a case has been raised against you and/or them, and help you to avoid any legal problems in the future – like facing a travel ban.
"The new service implements the initiatives offered by the Centre to reduce rental disputes and was initiated following the monitoring of several cases where a tenant rents a unit and only pays the first instalment of the agreed total cost,” explained Judge Abdulqader Mousa, Director of the RDC at DLD.
“At the end of the contract, the same person rents another unit and repeats the act in other properties, exposing the leaser to severe losses.
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“This service will assist real estate management companies in finding rental information of a person they intend to contract with and avoid such mishaps.”
Mousa confirmed that the data is provided without violating the laws of confidentiality.
The service provides information according to mechanisms that have been subjected to careful review, and is available to inquire about both individuals and companies.
How to download the RDC application
Simply head to the Apple Store or Play Store on your smart phone, and download the RDC application. Then once you’ve loaded the app on your device, click on the RGC Certificate service icon.
From this screen, you’ll be able to choose one of three options; inquiry on tenant, inquiry on leaser, or inquire on request status.