Landlords still not sticking to the rules...
Why is it that Dubai has all these wonderful laws in place to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords who increase rents on a whim and yet not one landlord pays any attention to the laws...
...and tenants are left to pay up or get evicted?
My lease is due for renewal in three weeks, no one contacted me to inform me of any rent increase or change in the contract on or before the 90-day deadline and yet now I have to pay an above RERA guidelines rent increase.
If I want to dispute it I have to pay 3.5 per cent of the rent and get a bunch of documents that the landlord may, or may not give me. Where is the justice in this for the poor renter?
Surely Dubai is technologically advanced enough to see when a new contract is submitted to RERA that the rent is above the stated guidelines and immediately render the new agreement illegal and force the landlord to accept the same rent as the previous year as a punishment.
Seems like what is really happening is landlords are sitting pretty with their piles of cash while renters are struggling to find the money to pay.