12-Month Notice Required For Dubai Property Renovation Eviction

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Dubai Properties Renovation Eviction

Disputes Can Be Referred To Rera Rental Dispute Centre In Dubai.

If you are a tenant and have been asked to vacate your villa due to the owner’s plans to renovate the building, you must receive a 12-month notice period. According to Article 25, Law 33 of 2008 (Amendment of Law 26, 2007), if the landlord deems the property to be in a condition that requires restoration or comprehensive maintenance. That cannot be carried out in the presence of the tenant using the property; a technical report must be issued by or attested by Dubai Municipality. However, in this article, we are going to discuss related queries. Let us move on:

Question 1:

I have been asked to evacuate my villa because the owner plans to renovate it. I was given three months to relocate, which I believe is an insufficient warning. Can I file a complaint with RERA, or must I go to court?


To begin, any contract adjustments or alterations, including rental price fluctuations, must be agreed upon between the tenant and the landlord at least 90 days prior to the tenancy expiration date. The renter must explicitly announce whether or not they wish to renew their lease. Unless otherwise agreed, any renewal price modifications must be made using the RERA index calculator.

If the landlord considers that the property requires restoration or significant maintenance that cannot be carried out in the presence of the tenant, a technical report must be issued by Dubai Municipality or attested by them. In such an instance, the landlord must provide a 12-month notice to vacate the property to the tenant via a notary public or registered post. Detailed information on this can be found under Article 25, Law 33 of 2008 (Amendment of Law 26, 2007), and any disputes that may arise can be referred to the RERA Rental Dispute Centre.

Question 2:

I want to renovate my villa and make structural improvements. What authorizations do I require? What are the expenses?


In today’s market, refurbishing a villa can be a terrific opportunity to add both rental and sales value to your property as an investment or to add your own particular flair as a homeowner. Kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, and curb appeals, such as fresh paint, a planted garden, or a private pool, are the most popular upgrades.

When considering extensive renovations that involve structural changes, there are several factors to keep in mind, including obtaining approval from Dubai Municipality, securing permission from the developer, and paying relevant fees. To obtain a “No Objection Certificate” (NOC), a refundable deposit is typically required. This deposit will be returned upon completion of the work, if all necessary health and safety, environmental, and community compliance checks have been passed. Information about fees can usually be found on developer websites.

It is important to thoroughly research the scope of the project, and the quality of materials and work, as costs may vary significantly. Setting a budget and time frame is also essential, as is using licensed contractors to ensure that the renovation is done properly.

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