22 Jan 90 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy Contract In UAE
When signing a new tenancy contract, it’s important to understand your role and responsibility while living in someone else’s home. By understanding this, you will be better prepared to face unforeseen events or changes, such as requesting a price decrease or termination of your contract.
According to the Amended Rental Law, Article 14 of law No. 33 of 2008 amending law No. 26 of 2007, which regulates the relationship between landlords and tenants in Dubai, it states that “If either party of tenancy contract wishes to amend any of its conditions pursuant to Article (13) of this Law, then he must notify the same to the other party not less than 90 days prior to expiry date, unless both parties agreed otherwise.”
With that being said, you must email your landlord no less than 90 days from your contract end date in order to effectively cancel your tenancy and not be required to pay any penalty or late fees.
If you wish to renegotiate the price, it is the tenants’ responsibility to initiate the conversation no less than 90 days from the contract end date. Even if the negotiation takes weeks to discuss, and no favorable agreement has been made, the tenant will not be liable to pay any cancellation fees if they decide to leave as they have taken the initiative to discuss the matter before the 90 day period. If the tenant wishes to stay in the tenancy contract but no favorable agreement has been made, they can approach the Rental Dispute Center to resolve the matter.
The landlord also has a right to serve a notice of 90 days if they do not intend to renew the tenancy contract, giving the tenant ample time to find a new home to relocate.