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Now You Need an Attested Ejari Contract to Activate Your DEWA

There's now an extra step in the process of activating your DEWA

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18 June 2017

Last updated on 18 June 2017
Now You Need an Attested Ejari Contract to Activate Your DEWA

Do you have plans to move in the next few months? There's a new piece of information that you need to know to make sure your move goes smoothly and hiccup-free!

Moving in Dubai can be pretty stressful, and the list of what needs to be done is relatively long. Plus, with the added necessities of deposits and fees to pay along the way, it can get all a little overwhelming.

Now, there's another step that will be added to that list. 

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recently announced that all tenants moving into a new property from July 1st, 2017, onwards will need to have their Ejari contract attested before your electricity and water services will be turned on. 

First revealed by a Tweet on their official page, DEWA confirmed that electricity and water services in Dubai would be activated as soon as an Ejari contract is attested, which will remove the need to visit a DEWA office. 

But what - what is an Ejari contract?

It's a term you often here, but until now it's never really been a priority in moving. In fact, many residents here fail to realise just how important the Ejari contract is when living here. 

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It's the system that the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) uses to register your tenancy contract, and was made mandatory by DEWA in 2016. And it comes in handy when if you find yourself facing any tenancy disputes between you and your landlord. 

Ejari contract attestation in Dubai

How do I get my Ejari contract attested?

DEWA has released a big list of over 800 approved real estate offices where residents can visit to have their Ejari contract attested. Once this step is complete, you'll no longer have to visit a DEWA office but will instead receive an SMS and email containing your account and premise numbers, plus a link to pay your security deposit. 

Once your DEWA security deposit is paid, only then will you service be activated.